Father’s Day Train Event Sunday June 18th

Looking for a fun idea for Dad?  Why not spend a day where the whole family can have fun?

Niles Canyon Railway is celebrating Father’s Day with a scenic ride through the Sunol valley, pulled by two historic diesel engines. Fathers will be treated to free beer or rootbeer during the leisure ninety minute ride. The trains will depart from both the Sunol Depot and the Niles Station, and all tickets are round trip.

Riders can depart from their preferred location, ride one way and hop on a later train to return!   Plan a day starting in Sunol, ride to Niles and have lunch and ice cream, and then return to Sunol to end the trip!

In addition, the Niles Canyon Artisans will be set up displaying hand-produced fine arts, jewelry and crafts at the Sunol Depot location.  We will be presenting watercolor paintings, prints, and cards, fine handmade jewelry, hand painted ceramics, pottery, wood turned items and much much more!  Plenty of shopping opportunities for Mom, too!

Give Dad a special treat this year, and come take a ride on these wonderful, historical engines through the beautiful hills of Sunol!

The trains will be departing at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 18th from the Sunol Depot, located at 6 Kilkare Road, Sunol, CA.

Trains will alternately be departing on the same day from the Niles Station at 11:20 a.m., and 1:20 p.m., located at 37029 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.ncry.org or can be purchased at the ticket booth at the station. Adult tickets start at $13. Senior tickets (62+) are $10. Tickets for children 3-12 are $7. Under 3 is free.

Purchase your Tickets online now at www.ncry.org.


Double Steam Train Weekend!!

This Sunday April 10, 2016, Niles Canyon Artisans will be kicking off spring at the Sunol Train Depot for the Niles Canyon Railway Big Double Steam Train event!!

Visitors will be treated to amazing steam trains running simultaneously on the tracks.  And just in time for the event, the spring wildflowers have exploded across the Sunol hillsides, ensuring that this weekend will be breathtaking!!

For more details, please visit the Niles Canyon Railway website.



Niles Canyon Artisans

In the summer of 2012, artists of Sunol and Niles formed the Niles Canyon Artisans, an association of artists from the greater Niles Canyon area. The goals of the Niles Canyon Artisans are to promote and develop local arts and crafts, to encourage greater communication and collaboration among local artisans, and to provide opportunities for the community to enjoy local arts and crafts through shows and studio tours.

The membership of Niles Canyon Artisans includes artists from Sunol and Niles and surrounding communities. All of the arts and crafts are produced by hand by the member artist.

Check out our calendar of upcoming events!


Hand made arts and crafts from local artists