As a member of the Pacific Locomotive Association (PLA), I spent this Fourth of July riding the Niles Canyon Railway with friends and enjoying the amazing members’ picnic feast provided at the Sunol Depot Gardens.
If you love vintage trains, you’ll love the Niles Canyon Railway: http://www.ncry.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=541047&module_id=132166. And they need all sorts of volunteers to keep their railroad running. Check out their website. (Photos below taken by Laurel Anne Hill, author of “The Engine Woman’s Light.”)