Up Next in Our Rail Yard

Brew ‘n’ Choo Strawberry Festival: Sat., April 29

New Hope Valley Railway’s (NHVR) Brew ‘n’ Choo Strawberry Festival on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. is truly a strawberry event. In addition to train rides, visitors can celebrate the prime of North Carolina's strawberry season by purchasing fresh, local...

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NC Science Festival on April 9

Kick off our new season as we celebrate the science of trains at New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR). The 2017 NC Science Festival, which showcases science, technology, engineering and mathematics at venues across the state, will be celebrated at the NHVR railyard on...

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Steam Engine #17 Special Early Season Ride

We're celebrating Steam Engine #17 with a special early-season ride day before the locomotive undergoes a federally-mandated inspection. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, for train rides, food and hot beverages. Trains depart at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. . During the...

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Parties & More


Operate a real locomotive
from the engineer’s seat

Party Caboose

Rent a vintage 1913
caboose for your party

Rent the Rail Yard

Charters, parties, ceremonies
and other rentals

New Hope Valley Railway is the Triangle’s Train offering excursion rides on vintage equipment. In addition to real working trains, we’re home to the North Carolina Railway Museum featuring antique train cars, artifacts, memorabilia and a gift shop.

Year the organization was chartered.

Miles of track for an hour ride out & back.


All volunteer staff.

Minutes southwest of Raleigh NC.