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. All of our Family Caboose opportunities for Hop Into Spring train rides are sold out so they are not available for booking on our Buy Tickets calendar. Please check here or on our Facebook page for any updates or changes.

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

Many of the safety measures implemented last year, such as limiting passenger car capacity to 30 percent, will remain in 2021 until further notice.

Tickets for our Track or Treat: Halloween Express rides and Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express rides are not yet available for purchase and will be added to the ‘Buy Tickets Calendar’ later this year.

The museum and trains are operated and maintained 100 percent by volunteers, passionate to preserve and share railroad history. For more information on some of our volunteers, see Tracking Our Volunteers

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.

Save The Ten…Preserve NC Rail History

Our latest project is to save ten historic railway cars currently parked at the Shearon Harris Power Plant, including four currently owned by us and six cars that Duke Energy is willing to donate to us. In addition to having historical significance, two cars are cabooses that could be added to our train relatively quickly to add capacity. For more information on this new project, information on special benefits for corporate and larger donations and various ways to donate, see Save the Ten and Preserve NC Railroad History

Please consider a donation to help us with this project!