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SP 2979 (aka "Holiday Club Lounge") Joins the Train of Lights

1940's Art Deco Lounge Car Tickets are sold out

SP 2979 interior

The Golden Gate Railroad Museum is pleased to announce that our 1940's vintage Southern Pacific lounge car #2979 will be available for reserved seating on the Niles Canyon Railway's 2010 Holiday Train of Lights.

Experience the magic of this brightly decorated holiday train, covered with thousands of lights, as it winds through Niles Canyon on a 75-minute round-trip ride from Sunol to Fremont and return.

Your trip on the Southern Pacific 2979 is aboard a vintage 1940’s parlor lounge car restored to its original layout, appearance and atmosphere. The car features plush lounge seating for fifty people and a semi-circular mahogany bar framed by etched glass and mirrors.

The car is climate controlled for your comfort and enjoyment. For your comfort and safety our volunteer car attendants will be aboard the car to assist in boarding, detraining or if any assistance is needed during your trip.

All seating in the Holiday Club Lounge is reserved.  To purchase individual tickets, please visit our ticketing site

For more information, see the Holiday Club Lounge FAQ.

Note: The Holiday Club Lounge is not wheelchair accessible due to the narrow aisles and doorways on our antique equipment.

Seating is $40.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at