Up Next in Our Rail Yard

Help Santa find his reindeer during Holiday Santa Trains

Passengers not only get to meet Santa and pose for photos with him during their train ride on New Hope Valley Railway's Holiday Santa Trains, they can also help him find his reindeer. Before your ride, drop by the reindeer stables in the rail yard to see how you can...

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Holiday Santa Trains: First Two Weekends in December

Ride a real train with Santa during New Hope Valley Railway's Holiday Santa Trains. The trains and rail yard are festively decorated with holiday scenes along the tracks and Santa Claus and his elf are on board the train to visit with each child and pose for photos....

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A Christmas Carol Dinner Show Nov. 12

A second ticketed event taking place in the rail yard beginning at 4 p.m. is A Christmas Carol Dinner Show performed by The Phoenix Theatre Company. New Hope Valley Railway’s first dinner theater ride, the show will help kick off the holiday season. The costumed...

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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.