All Aboard the Brew ‘n’ Choo!

All aboard! The Brew ‘n’ Choo is back at the New Hope Valley Railway! This Saturday, May 6, experience a ride on this historic railroad, Thirsty Skull Brewing beer in hand. The Triangle’s Train will begin departing the station at 1 p.m. at the North Carolina Railway Museum in New Hill and your ticket to ride is available online! Ticket prices range from $11 to $14. As you ride through the woods of New Hill, enjoy your food and adult beverages!

Departures for the May 6 Brew ‘n’ Choo are scheduled at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The North Carolina Railway Museum will open its doors at noon for riders to purchase their Thirsty Skull Brewing beer and food from the MoonRunners Saloon food truck. If you’re craving Mama’s Meatloaf on a Stick or Apple Pie Moonshine Gravy Fries, they have the menu offerings for you.

As an added bonus, the Birthday Party Caboose is available for reservation for the 4 p.m. departure. The price of the Birthday Party Caboose rental is $150, which includes two hours for the party in the museum’s vintage, stationary 1913 Caboose 335, admission to the North Carolina Railway Museum, an outdoor picnic area and a free ride ticket for the birthday individual on the Brew ‘n’ Choo. Please note, the Birthday Party Caboose is not part of the train ride and does not move.

Each Birthday Party Caboose ticket includes an option to order one free standard train ride. The Birthday Party Caboose will be reserved and available for your party two hours and 15 minutes before the train departure time at 4 p.m.

North Carolina Railway Museum proceeds for this event will benefit the installation of upgraded electric service.

If you can’t make this weekend’s Brew ‘n’ Choo, tickets are available for purchase online for all upcoming train rides. The next Brew ‘n’ Choo is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 and will feature Raleigh Brewing Company and the Buff-O-Lina food truck!

The New Hope Valley Railway is operated by 501(c)3 North Carolina Railway Museum (NCRM). Plan a visit to the museum to learn more about locomotives, ride a train and visit the Garden Railroad display. The museum features a display of historic railroad equipment and artifacts, memorabilia and, of course, a gift shop.

The NCRM is run completely by volunteers with the mission to preserve North Carolina’s railroad history. Originally founded in 1963, the organization has been running for more than 80 years, sharing their love for trains with the public. The open-air facility offers a collection of equipment dating back to the 1920s, two steam locomotives and more than six diesel engines. 100% of ticket fare revenues, after sales tax, go directly to supporting the operation of the museum.

Prices for train rides, with the exception of holiday events, start at $9. Plan to arrive 30 minutes before the train’s departure to allow for time to check in and board, which is on a first come, first serve basis. Remaining tickets not sold online will be sold at the ticket booth on the day of the departure. Excursions last approximately one hour.

Learn more about the history of the railway before your visit!