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Upcoming SP 2472 steam operations...

Over Labor Day Weekend we bring out the Big Guns!

SP 2472 - One of the largest steam locomotives west of the Mississippi!
August 31 and September 1, 2013

Grab your friends and family and come out for a ride behind a vintage steam locomotive, Southern Pacific No. 2472, as the train travels through scenic Niles Canyon.  What better way to get away from it all over a holiday weekend than enjoying the comfort of a train?

The train will run two days over Labor Day Weekend.  There will be three round trip departures each day from the Sunol Depot.
  • Saturday 8/31: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
  • Monday 9/2: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Tickets are available online at http://2472lds2013.eventbrite.com.   Adult tickets start at $20.  Tickets for children 12 and under are $10.  A special family fare is available that includes two adult and two child tickets for $45.  Reserved lounge seating is available for $30.

Coach and Open Car Seating

Grab a spot in one of the open-air cars and sit back, relax and feel the wind in your hair as you travel through beautiful Niles Canyon.

  • Unreserved seating is available in historic “Harriman” coaches or family-friendly open-air cars
  • Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase
  • Handicapped access is limited

Reserved Lounge Seating

Reserved seating is available in our restored Art Deco Lounge. This car has been refurbished to its 1940’s appearance and features air conditioning and a circular mahogany beverage bar framed by etched glass and mirrors.  View photos and details about this vintage car here.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.   Lounge car patrons must be 21 or over and must have government issued ID.  Unfortunately, the lounge is not ADA accessible.


This event is sponsored by the Pacific Locomotive Association and the GGRM as a fundraiser to support the continued restoration of our historic artifacts and rail line.

Please Note: Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible, but the railroad reserves the right to alter schedules, substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand. There are a limited number of Train Tickets available. Unsold tickets will be available at the station on a first come basis. We strongly recommend pre-purchasing your ticket in advance. No refund or exchanges on tickets unless ticketed train does not operate.
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