Military Appreciation Ride Day on Sunday, July 9

As a small way to thank military personnel and their families, New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), will host its Military Appreciation ride day on Sunday, July 9. Just a few days after Independence Day, the railroad will honor those who serve our country with up to four...

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...

Historical Train Depot Will Find New Home at NHVR in July 2017

In a unique circumstance in the train world, a depot is coming to the train instead of the train to the depot in July 2017.  The historical Goldston Depot is moving to New Hope Valley Railway's (NHVR) rail yard located 30-minutes southwest of Raleigh. It will be used...

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...

Brew ‘n’ Choo Bonsal Beach Party on Saturday, May 27

During Memorial Day weekend, New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR) will host its new Brew 'n' Choo Bonsal Beach Party event on Saturday, May 27. NHVR's food vendor Chef's House will serve a beach-cookout menu including hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, and baked...

Celebrate Mom and Visit ‘Bonsal Beach’ in May at NHVR

New Hope Valley Railway will celebrate two of the most popular holiday weekends in May with train rides. Join us on Saturday, May 13, to celebrate Mom and then on Saturday, May 27 for our new Brew 'n' Choo Bonsal Beach Party event during Memorial Day weekend. Our...

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...

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...

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...

Our G-Scale Model Trains

Many come to ride behind our real locomotives, but you'll also find garden-scale miniature model trains in our rail yard. Visitors can watch the onsite model train railroad operate on more than 1000 feet of miniature track complete with tiny tunnels, bridges, plants,...