Up Next in Our Rail Yard

Luau in the Railyard on Saturday, June 24

New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), the Triangle’s Train, will host a new Brew ‘n’ Choo Luau train ride event on Saturday, June 24, from 2-9 p.m. at its railyard in Bonsal, located 30 minutes from Raleigh off of Old U.S. 1 South on the Wake-Chatham county line. Ride the...

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Historical Train Depot Will Find New Home at NHVR on June 25

In a unique circumstance in the train world, a depot is coming to the train instead of the train to the depot on Sunday, June 25.  The historical Goldston Depot is moving to New Hope Valley Railway's (NHVR) railyard located 30-minutes southwest of Raleigh on Sunday,...

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Slow Down Sunday on June 11

New Hope Valley Railway's (NHVR) Slow Down Sunday rides are the perfect way to unplug, slow down and have fun on the Triangle's Train. At 12 miles-per-hour, you'll ride through natural beauty over a trestle and through scenic woods. In our high-speed world, Slow Down...

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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.