The museums in Sunol focus on an important regional influencing factor, railways.
•The Golden Gate Railway Museum is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving steam and passanger railroad equipment. They also interpret the railway system in the San Francisco Bay Area. Trips on passanger locomotive cars are available through the Nile's Canyon Railway at certain times of the year.
•Niles Canyon Railway provides trips throughout the year between Sunol and Fremont through Niles Canyon.