Be sure to come early to see the Garden Railroad (G-scale) trains at New Hope Valley Railway. The G-scale trains run each ride day before, during and after the train rides, operated by model railroad volunteers. The Model Railroad is located next to the ticket office. 

Visitors can watch the onsite model trains, including Thomas and Friends™ train cars, operate on more than 1000 feet of track. Garden scale model railroad trains are built to represent real trains at 1:22.5 scale on 45 mm (1.75 in) track. NHVR’s garden railroad features scale tunnels, bridges, plants, trees, houses, churches and its own engine house.


There are 6 tracks with several trains running simultaneously. When you come to ride the big trains, be sure to see our model trains, too!