A routine annual safety inspection of our steam locomotive has revealed that mechanical repairs are necessary. Our diesel train will still operate for all train rides. View the video from President Mike MacLean and read more here.
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 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.