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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 2023 ride season begins on Saturday, April 1 and tickets for all rides (except our holiday ride events) are on sale now. See our complete schedule with dates and times. Go to the Buy Tickets tab to view the ride schedule in the new tabular format and to purchase tickets.

The Birthday Party Caboose is back with new paint and decorations! Go to the OAL & Events / Birthday Party Caboose tab to see the details. Please keep in mind that we are only open to visitors during the times we run trains on scheduled ride days. Track or Treat and Santa’s Reindeer Roundup tickets will be posted for sale in July. We are looking forward to seeing everyone this season.

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!

OAL & Events

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from the engineer’s seat

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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.