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Exciting New
Model Railroad
Model Railroads
Niles Depot Museum
Niles Depot Archives & Photos:
Museum Library
Centennial Celebration
Historic Passenger Depot Photos
Historic Freight Depot Photos
Passenger Depot 1st Restoration
Passenger Depot on Mission Blvd.
Passenger Depot 2nd  Restoration
Freight Depot Restoration
Historic Niles Depot Videos
Centerville Depot Museum:
Schellville Turn Splashdown
Nearby SP Depots
Nearby WP Depots
Ancestor Railroads
Niles Depot History

Hours of operation and location:

Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, however due to COVID-19, regular hours may be reduced. Please call for more information. The museum is also open for special events in Niles.

The model railroads are currently being constructed so there are no regular operating hours during this time. Work nights are Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and they are open to perspective new members. Due to COVID-19, regular hours may be reduced. Please call us for more information. (510) 797-4449..

The museum is located at 37592 Niles Boulevard in Fremont, California, at the Niles Town Plaza.

Discover Fremont’s 
Railroad Heritage
HO and N scale model railroads recreating Bay Area prototypes
The Niles Depot Museum
Restored Passenger Depot Photos

The Niles passenger and freight depots located in the Niles District of Fremont, California, are home to a railroad museum and two new model railroad layouts.

Using historical documentation, the planners and builders of both railroads are recreating the features of the nearby communities with Niles as the center. Included are the depots and the nearby Niles Tower with the crossing of the Southern Pacific and Western Pacific railroads as well as the many neighboring communities and industries. Visit our Model Railroads section for detailed information about the plans currently under development and how to become a part of this exciting new opportunity.

The non-profit Niles Depot Historical Foundation runs the museum and operation of the passenger depot which contains many local artifacts and railroad displays. It is also seeking new members with an interest in local history to be docents in the museum. Visit the Museum section for more information.

Due to COVID 19, museum hours may be reduced. Please call for more information.