Next Excursion Day at Bonsal is Sunday June 2nd. We have Diesel trains departing at 11:00AM and 4:00PM, and Steam trains departing at 12:15PM and 2:45PM. We have a special event planned for June 2nd at 2:00PM, come join us as we celebrate the return of the Cliffside 110 to North Carolina. We’ll have special guests from Remember Cliffside as well as local community leaders. Come see the 110 cosmetically restored to her appearance at the Cliffside Railroad. Tickets are available on our online calendar by clicking Buy your Tickets. We hope you can join us!
All Operate-a-Loco sessions for June 1st have sold out! Our next Operate-a-Loco opportunities are scheduled for July 6th and we still have plenty of openings.
Welcome to the New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), the Triangle’s Train. Take a step back in time for an historic railroad experience with an open-air passenger car ride pulled by one of our diesel locomotives or on the Triangle’s only working steam engine. Hundreds of visitors from across the state travel to the NHVR, located just 30 minutes south of Raleigh off of U.S Highway 1, Exit 89, to enjoy our exciting train rides on monthly excursions from April through December each year.
In addition to real working trains, the NHVR is home to the North Carolina Railway Museum. The museum houses a collection of antique train cars, artifacts and historic train memorabilia. It also boasts a Model Garden Railroad, the G-scale, with miniature trains that run on more than 1000 feet of track complete with tunnels, bridges, plants, trees, houses, churches and even its own engine house.
Whether you have a junior train engineer in the family who is fascinated by choo choos or a retired train enthusiast who can’t get enough of the rails, there is something for everyone at the New Hope Valley Railway, the Triangle’s Train. Buy your tickets here.