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Hours of operation and location:

Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. 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. If you are interested in joining the TCSME, please stop by on a Friday night, call (510) 797-4449, or e-mail us.

The Niles Depot Model Railroads and Museum are 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 prototypesmodelrailroads.html
The Niles Depot Museummuseum.html
Restored Passenger Depot Photosphotos_restored.html

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

The N-scale layout is being constructed in the passenger depot and the HO-scale layout in the freight station. Both layouts are operated by the non-profit Tri-City Society of Model Engineers.

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.

Open Sunday
10 am to 4 pmmuseum.html