New in 2014: Our train ride days are now one Saturday and one Friday per month from April – November with themed ride day events and our annual Track or Treat Halloween rides and Holiday Santa Trains. See our new 2014 schedule and buy your tickets online now!
New Hope Valley Railway, 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 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 monthly excursions offered the second Saturday and fourth Friday 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 for you to enjoy while visiting the rail yard.
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.