(Bonsal, N.C., August 29, 2022) — New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), the Triangle’s Train, will feature Thomas the Tank Engine along with many of his friends on the railway’s Garden Railroad (G scale) Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. 

Visitors to NHVR can take a ride in passenger cars pulled by a real diesel train and watch Thomas and Friends™ model trains operate on more than 1,000 feet of miniature track.  

These friendly little locomotives will chug along the garden railroad, pulling a variety of Thomas-themed cars through the layout of tunnels, bridges, plants, trees, houses, churches and an engine house. 

Thomas the Tank Engine fans can expect to see Thomas pulling Annie and Clarabel, Percy and the Troublesome Trucks; James pulling an ice cream themed train; Sir Topham Hat driving Winston; Emily pulling her coaches and Toby the tram. 

“New Hope Valley Railway’s ability to run this Thomas-themed rolling stock is due to the generous donation to our railroad museum by lifetime member Joe Austin,” said Tom Hutchinson, Garden Railway Superintendent.  

“This event is a great way for families and friends to spend a fun afternoon together riding a real train and watching smaller model trains,” he added. 

Train tickets for Thomas in the Garden are $9 – $12 and departure times are at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.TriangleTrain.com