The North Carolina Railway Museum, home of New Hope Valley Railway, announces its train operating days and event schedule for 2021. Please visit our schedule page to review, or click on Buy Tickets, for train departure times and ticket prices. Choose your ride day or month, select a departure time, then ‘Buy Tickets.’

Please read the important ride info on our Plan Your Visit page to make your trip comfortable and memorable.

The museum and trains are operated and maintained 100 percent by volunteers, passionate to preserve and share railroad history. Currently, our No. 17 steam locomotive is undergoing regularly scheduled repairs to maintain safety and compliance. In the meantime, all trains are pulled by vintage diesel-electric locomotives followed by four open-air passenger cars and a caboose. Please check here or on our Facebook page for any updates or changes.

We appreciate the patronage, donations, and support in 2020. We took precautions to protect our volunteers and visitors and will continue to do so during the pandemic.

We look forward to returning to normal and doing our job of preserving railroad history at the museum with projects like the Goldston Depot, steam engine #17 return-to-operation, and more projects to come! Please consider a donation to help us keep the museum projects going!