New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), the Triangle’s Train, will host its first Slow Down Sunday ride of on Sunday, June 9.

With trains departing at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., Slow Down Sunday rides are best enjoyed with family and friends. At 12 miles-per-hour, passengers will ride through natural beauty over a trestle and through scenic woods.

“Our Slow Down Sunday rides are the perfect way to unplug, slow down and have fun on a real train,” said Chris Tilley, NHVR president. “In our high-speed world, we invite passengers to slow down with a train trip on our tracks.”

NHVR’s new vendor, Trolly Stop, will have a cart serving hot dogs and toppings, chips, soda and water.

Tickets cost $10/adults, $9/seniors (ages 60+), $7/children (ages 2-12), and are free for infants under two years of age when sitting in the lap of an adult ticket holder. Food and drink are not included in the train ticket price. Buy tickets at

Visitors to the rail yard can also tour the North Carolina Railway Museum and the Garden Railway (G scale), which runs on more than 1,000 feet of track

Upcoming rides at NHVR include its June 29 Brew ‘n’ Choo and July 14 Slow Down Sunday. The complete 2019 schedule can be found at

NHVR is an operating division of the North Carolina Railway Museum, Inc. Its rail yard is located in Bonsal, N.C., 30 minutes from Raleigh on the Wake-Chatham county line.