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NHVR Hosts May 18 Ride Event with Train Rides, Food & Drinks

May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Please consider using the news release below on an upcoming ride event at New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR). The all-volunteer railway will host a Brew ‘n’ Choo ride event on Saturday, May 18. A MS Word document of the news release and a high resolution photo of the diesel train can be found in Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zvy3ezgpu1kh6wv/AAAD-Akstjk7RgQjRlgO3x6Pa?dl=0 A suggested photo caption can be found below the news release.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional information. Thanks for your consideration!



For more information, contact:

Natalie Costantino, Communicopia

(919) 371-2730 natalie@communicopiaPR.com

New Hope Valley Railway’s May 18 Brew ‘n’ Choo Features Train Rides, Food and Drinks
The Triangle’s Train Hosts Family-Friendly Ride Event

(Bonsal, N.C., April 25, 2019) – New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), the Triangle’s Train, will host a Brew ‘n’ Choo ride event on Saturday, May 18, from 3 to 8 p.m. at its rail yard in Bonsal, located 30 minutes from Raleigh off Old U.S. 1 South on the Wake-Chatham county line.

Trains will depart from NHVR’s rail yard at 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. and travel eight miles round trip. Excursions typically last about an hour.

In addition to train rides, NHVR’s family-friendly event will have food available for purchase from Mel’s Many Minis Food Truck, visiting from Fuquay-Varina, and craft beer from Cary-based Fortnight Brewing Company for adults ages 21 and up. Food and drink are not included in the train ticket price.

“New Hope Valley Railway is the only venue in the Triangle where visitors can enjoy a ride on a real train operated by all volunteers,” said Chris Tilley, NHVR president. “Our Brew ‘n’ Choo ride events are a unique railroad experience for family fun, date night or any occasion.”

Before or after their train ride, visitors can tour the North Carolina Railway Museum. Free museum tours are planned 45 minutes before each train departure time. The Garden Railway (G scale) that runs on more than 1,000 feet of track will also be operating.

Train tickets cost $7-$10 and price varies for adults, seniors (ages 60+) and children (ages 2-12). All children under two are free when sitting in the lap of an adult ticketholder. Tickets are on sale now at TriangleTrain.com.

Brew ‘n’ Choo events are fundraisers that benefit restoration and construction projects at the railway. The May 18 Brew ‘n’ Choo benefits the restoration of Steam Locomotive #110, which was gifted to NHVR by the Stone Mountain Memorial Association in Georgia.

The remaining 2019 Brew ‘n’ Choo ride events at NHVR are planned for Saturdays June 29, July 27, August 31 and September 28. NHVR’s complete 2019 ride schedule can be viewed at TriangleTrain.com/schedule.

About the New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR)

New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), the Triangle’s Train, is the Operating Division of the North Carolina Railway Museum, Inc. NHVR straddles the historic towns of Bonsal and New Hill, North Carolina, 30-minutes southwest of Raleigh, off of U.S. Highway 1, Exit 89. A real train takes passengers on one-hour scenic rides through the woods in covered, open-air train cars. The 501(c)3 organization was chartered in 1983 as the East Carolina Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and soon began its all-volunteer operated public train ride days. Also available are opportunities to operate a locomotive, host a birthday party in an historic caboose, and visit the North Carolina Railway Museum, Garden Railway (G Scale) and gift shop.

Learn more at www.TriangleTrain.com or connect on social media:

Facebook: @TriangleTrain

Twitter: @Triangle_Train

Instagram: @TriangleTrain

YouTube: Triangle Train – New Hope Valley Railway

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New Hope Valley Railway, the Triangle’s Train, will host a Brew ‘n’ Choo ride event on Saturday, May 18, at its rail yard in Bonsal, N.C., located 30 minutes from Raleigh on the Wake-Chatham county line. The family-friendly ride event will feature train rides, food and drinks. Visitwww.TriangleTrain.com for ride details and to purchase tickets.


Natalie Costantino


May 18, 2019
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm