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New Hope Valley Railway / North Carolina Railway Museum (NCRM)

We are celebrating many milestones during our 2024 season. Come out and visit us! The NCRM operates New Hope Valley Railway so that visitors can experience a ride on our historic railroad. Also affectionately known as the “Triangle’s Train”, it travels along 4 miles of historic railroad track through piney woods and over a trestle on an hour-long, round trip from Bonsal to New Hill and back. In addition, on some ride days we also offer food and drinks for sale. Please keep in mind that we are only open to visitors during the times we run trains during scheduled ride days. Steam locomotive rides are not available at this time but our diesel locomotives travel down the same route and offer the same exciting excursions. Join us as a member!

Holiday Tickets are now on Sale!

Buy One / Get One Brew ‘n Choo – July 27th!
Take a relaxing train ride through the woods of New Hill and enjoy a nice brewery draft beer. The train ride lasts for about an hour and you may bring food and drinks on the train with you. We have (3) air conditioned cabooses (#309) still available! For this ride on July 27th, we are offering Buy One / Get One free tickets for the excursion car seats, Adult, Child and Senior. For more information and to purchase BOGO tickets click on Buy Tickets.

Wednesday Group Train Ride, July 17, 10:30 AM
The weekday rides are perfect for groups or individuals looking for a fun and educational activity during a week day morning. We offer a $1 discount per rider for groups of 12 or more using a special offer code for your discounts. Visit our Groups/Charters page for more information.

#309 Caboose is now Air Conditioned!
#309 is now air conditioned for the hot summer months ahead.  Each Caboose supports 10 riders.  If a caboose does not appear on the order page, it has already been booked by another passenger. 

Birthday Party Caboose – Have your kid’s birthday party at New Hope Valley Railway!
Do your party for up to 12 children with room for adults in our restored, vintage and airconditioned caboose and then follow up with a train ride.  The birthday child gets a free ride. For details, go to https://www.triangletrain.com/party-caboose 

Operate a Locomotive
Come to our Operate a Loco events and learn to drive the diesel electric locomotives we use to pull excursion trains on our 4 miles of track.  You will actually operate the locomotive with our certified Engineer at your side. Click for OAL details or press Buy Tickets to purchase.

Launching of Adopt-A-Train program!
The North Carolina Railway Museum is delighted to announce that NOW you can adopt a train – locomotive, caboose, or railcar from our collection of heritage rolling stock! Your 12-month, symbolic adoption makes a great gift for your kids or love ones, memorial recognition, or business promotion at the same time that you are supporting our mission of preserving and sharing North Carolina railroad history for generations to come! For more information

Porsche Club Mini Car Show – August 31

Making Headlines
We appreciate the Triangle’s interest in our trains, events and rail yard! Below is some of the media coverage we’ve received.


Like and Follow our social media channels to stay up-to-date on the happenings in our rail yard. Facebook: @TriangleTrain Twitter: @Triangle_Train Instagram: @TriangleTrain and YouTube: Triangle Train – New Hope Valley Railway

OAL, Steam & Social


Operate a real locomotive
from the engineer’s seat

Steam Loco #17 Refurb


Donate now to help this initiative!

The New Hope Valley Railway is the Triangle’s Train, offering excursion rides on vintage equipment at the North Carolina Railway Museum. The North Carolina Railway Museum is a private, educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and sharing North Carolina’s railroad history. The open-air museum features displays of historic railroad equipment and artifacts, a large garden railroad, memorabilia, and a gift shop.

Year the organization was started.

Miles of track for an hour ride out & back.


All volunteer staff.

Minutes southwest of Raleigh NC.