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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. Please keep in mind that we are only open to visitors during the times we run trains on scheduled ride days.

Our 2023 ride season begins on Saturday, April 1 with the Hop Into Spring train ride.  The tickets for all 2023 rides, except Track or Treat and Santa’s Reindeer Roundup, 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.

Celebrate the new season by joining us for Hop Into Spring train rides on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 departing at 9Bunny at New Hope Valley Railroad during the Hop Into Spring train ride. a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. Visit the Bunny in the rail yard for photo opportunities and young train riders can search for hidden eggs along the route from their seats. Hot dogs, drinks and chips will be available for purchase in the rail yard. Buy your tickets now.

The Birthday Party Caboose is back with new paint and decorations! Please keep in mind that it is only available for booking on our scheduled weekend ride days in 2023. It is not available on our weekday rides, or any other days. Go here Birthday Party Caboose to see if the day you want is available.  Track or Treat and Santa’s Reindeer Roundup tickets will be posted for sale in July.

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 our recent media coverage. We appreciate the Triangle’s interest in our trains, events and rail yard!

We look forward to seeing you 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.