SP2472 Memorial Day 2009 - Steam Train Excursions.

3pm PST - Friday, May 22 - Advanced internet ticket sales have closed so that we can get ready for the event. We would really like to see you at our event, so please come purchase your tickets prior to your ride at the station in Sunol, CA. There are a limited number of First Class tickets available for all trains as well as plenty of Coach seating. 

See you soon!

--Golden Gate Railroad Museum


Go back in time for a train ride behind big steam in historic Niles Canyon!

This event is sponsored by PLA and GGRM as a fundraiser to support the continued restoration if our historic artifacts and rail line. Come out and join us for the green hills of springtime and hear the bark of exhaust and echo of the whistle on the canyon walls. Treat yourself and your family to a ride behind a beautifully restored 1921 steam locomotive pulling historic and open cars on a segment of the original transcontinental railroad through scenic Niles Canyon. Seating in the newly refurbished and air-conditioned Art-Deco Lounge car and Southern Pacific Business Car "Oakland" is also available.

I. Limited Availablity Opportunities

Vic Neves Photo Special

Our Popular 4-hour photo train with lots of runbys, this special train pulled by steam engine SP2472 features frequent stops with the photographer and videographer in mind, directed by Winterail guru Vic Neves. This photo special will include new locations not available on at our previous events. Departs at 8am from Sunol Depot on 23 May.

SP 141 "Oakland" - Lunch in Style



II. Seating Details

Coach Class Seating:

Unreserved seating is available in historic “Harriman“ coaches and family friendly open cars. Snacks and beverages will be sold on board.  Limited wheelchair seating is available.

First Class Seating (SP 2979):

Enjoy a complementary glass of wine, soft drink, or cold water as you relax aboard Southern Pacific club-lounge car #2979. These cars were used in premiere trains such as the Overland, the Lark, and the Cascade. The #2979 "Art Deco" club car has comfortable lounge seats with tables where you can enjoy spirits, a light meal, or a game of cards. In the center of the car is a circular mahoghany beverage bar, framed by etched glass and mirrors. It has been refurbished to its 1940's appearance and includes air conditioning. For pictures and additional information about SP 2979, see this link.  Handicapped access is limited.

Executive Class Seating:
Executive class service features complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine, and soft drinks aboard Southern Pacific Business Car #141 "Oakland" which was built by the Pullman Company in 1927. For pictures and additional information about SP 141, see this link. Handicapped access is limited.
First Class is available for those 21 years of age or older.

All tickets will be distributed via "Will Call" at Sunol Station.

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