2014 Ride Day Schedule

Public Ride Days – Diesel locomotives operate on the second Saturday of the month for public ride days. Individuals take a one-hour train ride trip through a scenic route in Bonsal, N.C. Visit www.TriangleTrain.com for train departure times.
April 12, 2014 (NC Science Festival)
May 10 (National Train Day)
June 14
July 12 (Military Appreciation Day)
August 9
September 13
November 8

Friday Diesel Excursions – At 10 a.m. on the fourth Friday of the month, the diesel locomotive will take individuals, families and groups on a diesel train excursion.
April 25, 2014
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22
September 26
October 24

Special Ride Day Events – Both of these special events will take place on Sunday and offer the same services as a Saturday public ride day.
July 27, 2014 (Ice Cream Social)
October 4 Special Event (TBD)

Track or Treat Halloween Express – The Halloween Trains take place on two Saturdays in October before Halloween. Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes when visiting the rail yard on these ride days. In addition to riding the train, there are kids’ activities.
October 18, 2014
October 25

Holiday Santa Trains – During the first two weekends in December, children have a chance to ride a decorated train with Santa Claus. Santa will go car-to-car to talk to each child and pose for photos during the hour-long ride.
December 6, 2014
December 7
December 13
December 14

Operate-A-Loco – The NHVR Operate-A-Loco program puts you in the engineer’s seat of a diesel locomotive. Individuals spend an hour at the throttle and experience the thrill of driving a real railroad locomotive.
April 13, 2014
May 11
June 15
July 13
August 10
September 14
November 9