2018 Train ride tickets now available for April and more!

The winter is really a busy time for the railroad - we have lots of maintenance to perform along with planning and preparing for the new season!  We recently published most of our 2018 events so visit the "Buy Tickets" link and search April or later.  We now have...

Help Santa find his reindeer during Holiday Santa Trains

Passengers not only get to meet Santa and pose for photos with him during their train ride on New Hope Valley Railway's Holiday Santa Trains, they can also help him find his reindeer. Before your ride, drop by the reindeer stables in the rail yard to see how you can...

Holiday Santa Trains: First Two Weekends in December

Ride a real train with Santa during New Hope Valley Railway's Holiday Santa Trains. The trains and rail yard are festively decorated with holiday scenes along the tracks and Santa Claus and his elf are on board the train to visit with each child and pose for photos....

A Christmas Carol Dinner Show Nov. 12

A second ticketed event taking place in the rail yard beginning at 4 p.m. is A Christmas Carol Dinner Show performed by The Phoenix Theatre Company. New Hope Valley Railway’s first dinner theater ride, the show will help kick off the holiday season. The costumed...

Track or Treat Halloween Express: Three Saturdays–Oct. 14, 21 & 28

Flying witches and singing pumpkins are only a few of the things you will see and hear at New Hope Valley Railway's Track or Treat Halloween Express train ride event. Located 30 minutes from Raleigh, NHVR's Halloween trains will run three Saturdays in October - the...

Nov. 12 Goldston Depot Day & Dinner Theater

Our Sunday, November 12, ride day will feature many different activities for all ages to enjoy. This day will honor the Goldston Depot with an author book signing and kick off the holiday season with the play "A Christmas Carol." Visitors who ride the first two...

Santa Train Tickets Available

We know Halloween and Thanksgiving come first, but it's not too early to start thinking about the holidays and purchasing tickets for our Holiday Santa Trains! Holiday Santa Trains depart on December 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m....

Upcoming September & October Rides at NHVR

We have our last Slow Down Sunday ride day of the season on Sunday, Sept. 10 and our Beer, BBQ & Choo Choo ride day on Saturday, Sept. 30 will conclude our Brew 'n' Choo events for the 2017 season. Our family-friendly Track or Treat Halloween Express trains are on...

Goldston Depot has arrived to NHVR Rail Yard

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, the historical Goldston Depot that served the community of Goldston, N.C. until the mid-1900s made its move to our rail yard in Bonsal. The roof and building traveled in a convoy approximately 30 miles east along US. Route 421 & U.S....