The North Carolina Railway Museum, Inc. is busy planning events and priorities for 2020 – preservation and restoration of our historic Goldston Depot, servicing our steam and diesel locomotives, maintaining track, and planning for future operations of the New Hope Valley Railway.
Don’t miss our new event on April 4th and 5th – Hop Aboard the Spring Express!
A total of 17,923 people rode on the New Hope Valley Railway in 2019, the second highest ridership in the railway’s history…and only 239 riders behind the record set in 2016 when the steam locomotive was operating. Thank you for your support!
At the annual membership meeting, held on January 18, 2020, the North Carolina Railway Museum awarded the high honor of “Rusty Spike” to three members to recognize their outstanding contributions. Our Rusty Spike award is so named because each spike performs an important task on a railroad – along with many others and it truly weathers while the work is being done.(usually for quite some time!) This year the Rusty Spike was awarded to Walt Williams (who helped originate our Halloween rides many years ago), Carmen Chasco (longtime ticket window volunteer) and Dennis Blazier (who has been instrumental in the repainting of our locomotives, rolling stock and buildings over the past several years).
And – we are proud to announce that we have added new restrooms! Thanks to your contributions, donations, and support to NCRM, along with our volunteers who helped research, procure, deliver, and maintain these beautiful new heated and cooled restrooms.