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Charter a Train

For those truly special occasions, charter the whole train!

Enjoy the scenic Niles Canyon from open and covered viewing cars and a fully-enclosed coach pulled by a classic locomotive. Bring your own food and beverages on board, or enjoy a public picnic area near the station. Our friendly and helpful train crew will do everything possible to see that you and your guests have a good time.


Train charters are available from mid-January to mid-October on weekdays and after regularly-scheduled operations on weekends. Train charters are not available mid-October to mid-January due to Train of Lights.


  • Charters must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance. We have a limit of three charters per month. First requested, first honored.
  • Mechanical lifts are available at stations to provide wheelchair access to the train.
  • Additional cars with a capacity of 50 riders each may be added (for an extra fee) to reach a maximum capacity of 400 passengers per train.
  • For special services or more passengers, contact us.


Train First Two Hours Additional Hours Capacity Notes
Diesel (One car) $1,500 $75 100 Two-hour minimum
Diesel (Four cars) $1,800 $300 250 Two-hour minimum
First Class $2,200 $300 250 Subject to equipment availability
Steam Train $2,500 $300 250 Subject to seasonal availability

Contact us to book your train charter