SP 9010 arrives in Sunol on its first day of public excursions on Niles Canyon Railway.
July 20th marked the debut run for SP 9010 after an 11 year restoration by volunteers at Niles Canyon Railway. Built in March of 1964, this 179 ton engine was one of 44 built by German manufacture... (more)
SP 9010 Debut Run July 20th - Railfan event. Niles Canyon Railway.
Western Pacific 918D takes a stroll passing the Farewell bridge, and it's a quiet afternoon as the Nathan M5R24 sounds of the cab locomotive echoes through Niles Canyon.
Photo, a property of Gu... (more)
SP 2472 gives a powerful shove through the semaphores, no longer in operation, for an excursion bound for Niles depot of the Niles Canyon Railway Museum during "Spring Steam Weekend 2015.&quo... (more)
Rio Grande Gold at the end of the Rainbow. The Rio Grande Heritage unit on the ZNPOA waiting for at Hearst before being allowed through Niles Canyon while I waited for some sun. I'm sure they are ... (more)
A special WWII troop train with WWII era equipment and reenactors takes a ride through Niles Canyon on historic equipment
Railfans from throughout the area flock to Niles Canyon as the last remaining of its type, Southern Pacific #9010, is brought out in one of it's first runs since the start of restoration. Taken du... (more)
Three of WP's "fab four" F unit rebuilds were hauling the eastbound San Jose Turn into Sunol on WP's Bay Area main.
SP replica #1487 deadheads back to the Brightside Yard after a long and eventful day of excursions. SP 1487 is actually a former US Army unit turned SP replica.
SP 2472 is on the final approach to Sunol as it parallels scenic highway 84 with the 11am excursion in tow. This weekend would mark the end of GGRM steam excursions on the Niles Canyon Railway. Co... (more)
SP 1487 leads the deadhead back to Brightside after the last run of the day
Labor day weekend though the canyon with Southern Pacific 2472. Sitting next to rail line is a yard limit sign signaling the entrance to the depot's yard limits.
With code line wire & black widows, an almost timeless scene occurs here on the Niles Canyon Railway. This is the first time these units have been paired up in 7 years.