On-Going Events

Birthday Parties

Celebrate the rail fan in your life by giving them a party at the Triangle’s Train! Our vintage 1913 caboose is available for rent as a party room for birthdays and other events. Tables and chairs are provided, so all you need do is bring the party favors, decorations, refreshments and guest of honor!

The caboose rents for $75 for two hours. Parties may be booked for 10: a.m. until Noon; or 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. If you would like the caboose from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., you can book both rental periods. The caboose is not part of the regular train and does not move during parties. However, if your party is scheduled on one of our Ride Days, you may purchase tickets online and in advance for your group at regular ticket prices. Caboose rentals are timed to coincide with convenient train departures after the rental period.

Make party reservations online at least one week before you would like to hold your event by using our online booking tool or by emailing info@TriangleTrain.com.

Halloween Trains

Come out for a spooktacular nightime ride on the last two Saturdays in October. You never know when ghosts and goblins might pop up along the track as we chug through the haunted woods on our Halloween Trains.

Santa Rides

Did you know that one of Santa’s traditions is visiting the New Hope Valley Railway to ride the Triangle’s Train each December? Santa comes directly from the North Pole on Saturday and Sunday during the first two weekends in December. The locomotives, train cars and rail yard are decorated for the holidays in anticipation of his arrival.

Good little boys and girls have the opportunity to take a train ride with Santa along eight miles of scenic tracks. Bundle up to ride in the open air cars with Santa during one of the five train ride times offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first two Saturdays and Sundays in December.

Everyone enjoys a ride on the railroad, so get your group together for a weekday visit with us in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Bookings are available for:

School Field Trips
Tour Groups
Senior Groups
Corporate Groups
Clubs and Organizations

Group Ride Trains are diesel powered and operate on the third Friday of each month from April through November. Trains leave the Bonsal Depot promptly at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the ride.

Groups must book in advance by sending us an email at info@nhvry.org or by calling 919.362.5416 and speaking with the agent on duty at the Yard Office any Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at least two weeks before the day of your group event.

Group fares are $50 or actual ticket prices per person ($10 adult/$7 child), whichever is greater.

A non-refundable advance payment of $50 is required to hold your reservation. This deposit is deducted from the actual fare to be paid on the day of the ride.