Up Next in Our Rail Yard

Brew ‘n’ Choo Ice Cream Social on Sat., July 29

July is National Ice Cream month and to celebrate, New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR) is hosting its Brew 'n' Choo Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For each train ticket purchased, visitors will get two scoops of ice cream (children under 2 will...

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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...

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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...

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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.