For more than three decades, passengers have enjoyed one-hour, round-trip train rides at New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR). The all-volunteer operated railway offers a full season of special rides and events beginning with a new ride celebrating spring the first weekend in April.

On April 4 and 5, NHVR will begin its 2020 season with its new Spring Express that will include train rides, the Easter Bunny near the garden railroad (G Scale) and a visual egg hunt, along with other free activities.

Kid-friendly food will be available for purchase during the Spring Express rides and during all weekend ride days in 2020.

From April through December, NHVR typically offers two 10:30 a.m. weekday rides, one Slow Down Sunday ride and one Saturday Brew ‘n’ Choo event each month. Visitors can enjoy October’s Track or Treat Halloween Express trains and Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express trains in December.

Excursions depart from NHVR’s rail yard in Bonsal and travel eight miles round trip. The railway is located 30 minutes from Raleigh off of Old U.S. 1 South.

In addition to riding real working trains, NHVR also offers free tours of the North Carolina Railway Museum and complimentary viewing of its G Scale that runs on more than 1,000 feet of track.

Special occasions can be celebrated at NHVR by renting its vintage 1913 birthday party caboose and visitors can experience the thrill of driving a real locomotive through the organization’s Operate-a-Loco program. Group and charter rides are also available.

Visitors to the railyard will also have access to new restrooms that were installed in December 2019,

“Funds generated from ride days, along with donations, not only help us preserve railroad history and share our love of trains with others, but also enable us to make improvements to the railway,” said Tom Hutchinson, NHVR marketing representative. “Installing restrooms has been at the top of our to-do list for the last few years and we’re happy that families, especially those with young children, will now have a comfortable place to use the bathroom before or after their train ride.”

Adult tickets on NHVR’s diesel trains range from $10-$14, with children’s tickets (ages 2-12) ranging from $7-$14. Special pricing is available for seniors ages 60+ and children under two years of age are free when sitting in the lap of an adult ticketholder. Since train departure times and ticket fares can vary, it’s best to check the ride calendar on www.TriangleTrain.com/buy-tickets for exact details.

For more information and to purchase tickets for any 2020 train ride, visit www.TriangleTrain.com

2020 Weekend Ride Days (Listed for easy pickup in Calendar Events)
(dates, events, times and prices are subject to change):

New Hope Valley Railway’s Spring Express features train rides, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, a visual egg hunt, kid-friendly food and other free activities. Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, 2020, Departs: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $12. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Brew ‘n’ Choo train ride, food truck and local craft brewery. Sunday, April 26, 2020, Departs: 1, 2:30, 4 & 5:30 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Slow Down Sunday train ride. Sunday, May 10, 2020, Departs: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Brew ‘n’ Choo train ride, food truck and local craft brewery. Saturday, May 30, 2020, Departs: 1, 2:30, 4 & 5:30 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Slow Down Sunday train ride. Sunday, June 14, 2020, Departs: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Brew ‘n’ Choo train ride, food truck and local craft brewery. Saturday, June 27, 2020, Departs: 1, 2:30, 4 & 5:30 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Slow Down Sunday train ride. Sunday, July 12, 2020, Departs: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Brew ‘n’ Choo train ride, food truck and local craft brewery. Saturday, July 25, 2020, Departs: 1, 2:30, 4 & 5:30 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Slow Down Sunday train ride. Sunday, August 9, 2020, Departs: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Brew ‘n’ Choo train ride, food truck and local craft brewery. Saturday, August 29, 2020, Departs: 1, 2:30, 4 & 5:30 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Slow Down Sunday train ride. Sunday, September 6, 2020, Departs: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Brew ‘n’ Choo train ride, food truck and local craft brewery. Saturday, September 26, 2020, Departs: 1, 2:30, 4 & 5:30 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway’s family-friendly Track or Treat: Halloween Express event features spooky, kid-friendly train rides, children’s activities and food. Saturdays, October 10, 17 & 24, 2020, Departs: 2:45, 4, 5:15, 6:30 & 7:45 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $14. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Slow Down Sunday train ride. Sunday, November 15, 2020, Departs: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway’s Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express features holiday-themed train rides with Santa Claus and kid’s activities. Saturdays, December 5, 12 & 19 and Sundays, December 6 & 13, 2020, Departs: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $11-$13. www.TriangleTrain.com

2020 Weekday Ride Days: Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Friday, April 17, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Friday, May 22, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Friday, June 19, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Friday, July 17, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Friday, August 21, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Friday, September 18, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

New Hope Valley Railway Weekday train ride. Friday, November 20, 2020, Departs: 10:30 a.m., 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, N.C. 27562, 919-396-5833, Tickets: $7-$10. www.TriangleTrain.com

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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