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

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 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.

Our 2022 season is now over. We take a break during the winter months where there are no rides or events. Watch for our 2023 schedule coming in March here and on social media. We are not open to the public during the winter so our volunteer crew can focus on maintenance and refurbishment projects. Our garden railroad, museum exhibit cars, gift shop and everything else will re-open for the public when train rides start again in April. See our 2023 schedule, when published, to visit us on the 3-4 ride days we are open to the public each month from April to December 2023.

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

Read some of the media coverage we got in 2022. We appreciate the Triangle’s interest in our trains, events and rail yard!

We look forward to seeing you back in the rail yard during our 2023 season!

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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 chartered.

Miles of track for an hour ride out & back.


All volunteer staff.

Minutes southwest of Raleigh NC.