Jolly Ol’ St. Nick will be on board our Holiday Santa Trains Dec. 5, 6, 12 & 13. A wonderful train experience for all ages! Bruster’s Real Ice Cream of Apex will serve cups of homemade ice cream in a variety of flavors. Our Santa Trains fill up fast–purchase tickets here.
Sunday, Nov. 8th, we had our Goldston Depot Day ride day dedicated to raising funds to move the 1884 Goldston Train Depot 25 miles from Goldston to Bonsal, where it will reside in its new home in our rail yard. We still need to raise more funds. Please consider making an online donation to help us get this piece of railroad history! Click here to make your donation and learn more.
As our 2015 ride season comes to a close, we want to thank our passengers, visitors and voluteers for making it a great year. Watch for our 2016 train ride, operate-a-loco and birthday caboose schedule that will be posted here on our website by late January 2016.
New Hope Valley Railway, the Triangle’s Train!
Take a step back in time for an historic railroad experience in an open-air passenger car pulled by our locomotive through scenic woods. Hundreds of visitors from across the state travel to the New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), located just 30 minutes south of Raleigh off of U.S Highway 1, Exit 89, to enjoy our exciting train rides on excursions offered from April through November each year. We also have special event ride days and our popular Halloween and Santa trains. 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. We also have a food truck on-site during ride days. Hot dogs, food items, snacks, drinks and more are available from Manna Concessions owned and operated by Ryan Jacobson, who has been a professional cook for more than 20 years and is currently a line cook at 18 Seaboard in Raleigh. 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. The New Hope Valley Railway is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) educational non-profit. 100% of ticket fare goes directly into the museum (ticket fare does not include applicable taxes and fees which are additional and do not go to the museum).