Garden Railway Festival @ Triangle's Train: New Hope Valley Railway, New Hill [13 August]

Garden Railway Festival


164
13
August
10:00 - 15:00

 Facebook event page
Triangle's Train: New Hope Valley Railway
3900 Bonsal Rd, New Hill, North Carolina 27562
Ride a real train pulled by a diesel engine and then watch model trains, including Thomas and Friends™ train cars, at New Hope Valley Railway’s (NHVR) Garden Railroad Festival on Sunday, August 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Garden model railroad trains are built to represent real trains and NHVR’s garden railroad features tunnels, bridges, plants, trees, houses, churches and its own engine house. There are multiple tracks for several trains to run simultaneously on more than 1000 feet of miniature track.

Joe Austin, a 73-year-old garden railfan and member of the North Carolina Garden Railroad Society, will bring four of his Thomas and Friends™ model cars to operate on NHVR’s garden model railroad track during the event. They include Thomas #1 with Annie and Clarabel; Percy #6 (the small engine) with assorted Troublesome Trucks; James #5 (the red engine) “Ice Cream Train” with Milk Tanker, Cream Tanker, Raspberry Syrup Tanker and two Ice Cream wagons; and Toby #7 “Vintage Train” with Henrietta, Victoria and Elsie.

Trains are reminiscent of Austin’s childhood growing up in St. Louis. He received his first Lionel model trains from Santa at age five and says model trains have always been his favorite toy. Most simply, he says he enjoys watching them go around.

Austin will be at the Garden Railroad Festival on August 13 to monitor his trains and interact with visitors and fans of garden railroading. Visitors can purchase tickets online at TriangleTrain.com.

Diesel trains depart at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. and model trains will operate in the garden railroad for the duration of the ride day. Tickets cost $10/adults, $9/seniors (ages 60+) and $7/children (ages 2-12, under 2 is free).

NHVR’s food vendor Chef’s House will serve roasted pork loin with a mango chutney and a choice of two sides (whipped garlic mashed potatoes, country home fries, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, choice of assorted cookies and chips); hot dog combos with choice cookies and chips; or the NHVR Engineers Breakfast made up of cheesy scrambled eggs, Applewood bacon or country sausage and home fried potatoes. Six flavors of hand-dipped premium ice cream and toppings will also be available for $2 per scoop.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Triangle's Train: New Hope Valley Railway:

Brew 'n' Choo Pizza Party
Triangle's Train: New Hope Valley Railway

The most anticipated events in Raleigh :

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour
PNC Arena
North Carolina Wine Festival at North Hills
Midtown Park At North Hills
Zac Brown Band Live in Raleigh, NC
Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Jack Johnson
Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Ms. Lauryn Hill & Nas, plus special guests
Red Hat Amphitheater
Ed Sheeran
PNC Arena
Charlie Wilson's "In It To Win It Concert"
PNC Arena
The Price Is Right Live - Stage Show
DPAC
Disney's The Little Mermaid
DPAC
Apex Music Festival
Apex Music Festival