(Bonsal, N.C., Oct. 4, 2019) – New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), the Triangle’s Train, will celebrate Halloween three weekends in October with its Track or Treat: Halloween Express trains.
On Saturdays, Oct. 12, 19 and 26, visitors to the all-volunteer railway can enjoy a spooky kid-friendly train ride complete with scenes of flying witches, smoking cauldrons, large pumpkin faces, Count Dracula and other friendly creatures along the route. Passengers can also play Mummy Mayhem, a game where riders search for 13 mummies hidden along the train tracks.
Before or after the train ride, many activities will take place in the rail yard including photo opportunities, songs by the popular singing pumpkins, a creepy gallery of artwork in the North Carolina Railway Museum’s stationary caboose, children’s activities and kid-friendly food for purchase.
“The excitement begins the moment visitors arrive to the rail yard that has been transformed into a spooktacular array of Halloween amazement,” said Tom Hutchinson who heads up marketing at the all-volunteer railway. “Passengers of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and make memories on the only Halloween event in the Triangle with a real train ride.”
Each ride day has five train departure times at 2:45, 4:00, 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Daylight departure times are recommended for families riding the train with younger children.
Visit www.TriangleTrain.com to purchase tickets and learn more. These rides can sell out.
The remaining 2019 ride events include Slow Down Sunday on November 10 and Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express on December 7, 8, 14, 15 & 21.
About the New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR)
New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), the Triangle’s Train, is the Operating Division of the North Carolina Railway Museum, Inc. NHVR straddles the historic towns of Bonsal and New Hill, North Carolina, 30-minutes southwest of Raleigh, off of U.S. Highway 1, Exit 89. A real train takes passengers on one-hour scenic rides through the woods in covered, open-air train cars. The 501(c)3 organization was chartered in 1983 as the East Carolina Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and soon began its all-volunteer operated public train ride days. Also available are opportunities to operate a locomotive, host a birthday party in an historic caboose, and visit the North Carolina Railway Museum, Garden Railway (G Scale) and gift shop.
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