New Hope Valley Railway
New Hope Valley Railway, at 3900 Bonsai Road, New Hill (on the Wake/Chatham County line) has operated for more than 100 years.
These days, New Hope Valley Railway’s facilities include:
- An outdoor exhibit of historic and heritage railroad equipment dating back to the 1920
- Two steam locomotives
- More than a half-dozen diesel engines
- Covered open-air excursion cars for passengers
- A working garden railroad (G Scale),
- Numerous artifacts of North Carolina railroad history.
Part of the museum’s educational mission is to design the rail yard in a way showing visitors what a typical short line railroad looked like in the southern United States in the 1950s.
Slow Down Sunday at New Hope Valley Railway
On Sunday, September 8th, 2019, ride a train on the New Hope Valley Railway a different way–slowly.
Unplug from our high-speed world and enjoy Slow Down Sunday rides with family and friends. At 12 miles-per-hour, passengers will ride through natural beauty over a trestle and through scenic woods.
Rides will take place at 11 a.m, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (age 60+), $7 for children (age 2-12) and free for children under two, when sitting on the lap of an adult ticket holder.
New Hope Valley Railway’s vendor, Trolley Stop, will have a cart serving hot dogs and toppings, chips, sodas and water.
See multiple Thomas and Friends™ model trains run simultaneously on numerous tracks before or after their train ride.
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.
New Hope Valley Railway Brew ‘n’ Choo
The next Brew ‘n’ Choo takes place Saturday, September 28th, 2019, with rides at 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Tickets include an hour ride (standard Diesel) through the woods. White Street Brewery will be selling beer and The Spiedie Turtle will be selling food.
Adult tickets are $10, Children are $7, and seniors are $9.