Friends, patrons, and members –

In compliance with the Governor’s executive order to limit the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, the North Carolina Railway Museum (NCRM), which is home to New Hope Valley Railway, remains closed to the public through September 11, 2020, pending further announcements from government and public health officials regarding restrictions or re-opening.

Brew-N-Choo update – If restrictions are eased and ride operations resume in September the Brew-N-Choo event will be replaced with regular train rides on Saturday 9/26/2020. Due to the current and near-future anticipated limitations of capacity necessary to exercise social distancing, railroad operators felt it was safer to eliminate lines for food and drink as part of the precautions.

We have resumed our Operate-a-Loco (OAL) experience because only our supervisory loco engineer and the participant are involved in this service.
New dates have been added!
Our OAL experiences are now available on August 29, September 5 and September 19 as well as November 14, purchase online via our tickets page.
For more information, please visit our OAL page.

Here are the safety measures we will implement once our rail yard is open and train rides resume.

For additional, up-to-date information, please refer to this website and our social media pages on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

NCRM runs on a lot of things—most of which is fueled by our wonderful volunteers that are passionate about sharing and educating individuals on the history and experience of Railroads and how they shaped North Carolina and the world. Our individual volunteers donate their time and energy to our organization so the museum can continue to preserve, operate, educate and share the history of trains with others. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us complete future projects when our volunteers are able to resume work or just to help pay the bills while we’re closed. Visit our Donation page to make a contribution. Thank you!