Secret of Niles Canyon

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The Secret of Niles Canyon

Although THE SECRET OF NILES CANYON came out a few years ago, we never did a lot to promote it. It was just meant to be a little offering at the Niles Canyon Railway gift shop.

But, having a classic, operational Southern Pacific passenger locomotive on the high iron changed everything.

This heavy “Pacific” type locomotive was a high profile engine on the Southern Pacific Railroad for a good part of the 20th century. Although built in 1921, the highly successful design by Baldwin had the Southern Pacific keeping them in operation until the very end of the steam era.

Southern Pacific Engine #2472 comes to Niles Canyon
…and that’s no secret!

We were so excited that this big black beauty has made its home at Niles Canyon that we took our little gift shop video and turned it into a big production.

That’s why we now offer the expanded edition of…


#2472 is one of only three survivors. You’ll learn all about it (and see her in operation) in the DVD.

The Niles Canyon Railway features the combined collections of the Pacific Locomotive Association (PLA) and the Golden Gate Railroad Museum (GGRM).

Lot’s of historic equipment lives in Niles Canyon. And the canyon itself has railroading history stretching back over 150 years.

The Secret of Niles Canyon dvd comes packed with extras. Not only do you get the expanding story of Niles Canyon, the dvd contains 2 Bonus Featurettes:

  • The Annual Train of Lights (one of the most decorated holiday trains in the country)
  • The Complete Cab Ride in #2472

The holiday trains sell out months in advance, so it’s nice to have a front row seat.

The Cab Ride sequence with #2472 is great for everyone whoever thought about what it feels like to be in the cab of one of these beautiful Baldwin locomotives…..and all in 5.1 Surround Sound so you can really feel it.

Of course, that’s not to forget all the other equipment you’ll see featured in this dvd….from Skunk Cars…to center cab diesels…to Plymouth gas-powered yard goats and tank engines.

A great “little video-that-could”….that just got better. And at a great price, too.

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