20 June 2010

Niles Canyon Railway

We went to Golden Corral in Tracy for their breakfast buffet  On the way home we stopped in Sunol for a ride on the Niles Canyon Railway. They have recently started running the M200 Skunk Train from Sunol to the east.  They plan on eventually extending the track to Pleasanton.  It was an interesting ride.

Niles Canyon is part of the original transcontinental railroad.  In 1869 the transcontinental railroad was completed between Omaha and Sacramento.  A few months later the track was extended from Sacramento to Oakland. 

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