The North Carolina Railway Museum, which operates New Hope Valley Railway, is currently closed due to COVID-19 state mandates and all train rides are canceled through at least Oct. 2, 2020. Even though North Carolina recently moved into Phase 2.5, our Board is currently working to determine when and if we’re allowed to open.
Since mandates and restrictions pertaining to COVID-19 are always changing, we ask that you please check our website and social media pages for the current status of our operations.
We have resumed our Operate-a-Loco (OAL) experience!
Learn to operate a real locomotive from the engineer’s seat. There are currently three OAL dates planned for Saturdays Sept. 19 and Nov. 14. Sign up and see details on our OAL page.
The North Carolina Railway Museum is an educationally focused nonprofit that relies solely on ticket fare revenue and donations to help preserve the history and heritage of America’s railroads. Our 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!
Here are the safety measures we will implement once our rail yard is open and train rides resume.