Bring your family, ride the train, be a part of
In September of 1869, four months after Leland
Stanford drove the "golden spike" at the Transcontinental Railroad opening
Ceremony in Promontory Summit, Utah, the Central Pacific finished the track
through the Niles Canyon - completing the last link between Sacramento and the
San Francisco Bay. The new town of Niles, named after Addison C. Niles, a
prominent railroad attorney and judge, quickly developed.
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The town-wide celebration activities include:
Live Music, Street Performers, Gun Fighters of The Old West, Art Walk, Sidewalk
Sale. The event celebration will culminate with a special 1924 film showing at
2:30 pm, of the Transcontinental railway saga, "The Iron Horse", with live piano
accompaniment bay area renowned pianist - John Mirsalis, at the Niles Edison
Theater, home of the Essanay Silent Film Museum, located at 37417 Niles Blvd.
The Niles train boarding area is located by the Sullivan Underpass at Mission
Blvd. in the Niles District of Fremont, CA. Free rides to the boarding area, in
an antique Niles Coach Line Bus from the Pacific Bus Museum, are available.