North Carolina Railway Museum

Be a Part of History Join the Museum

            Are you fascinated by the history and heritage of North Carolina?  Would you just like to learn more about it?  Participation as part of the all-volunteer staff of the North Carolina Railway Museum (NCRM) is a great way to get involved, do something positive and valuable for your community, get first-hand experience with history, and have a lot of fun doing it!
See past and current projects here

            The NCRM is about railroads, but the history surrounding railroads includes the culture and lives of the people operating the trains and living in the towns, farms, and cities they serve.  We need your help in preserving the knowledge and artifacts of the history and heritage we all share and telling that story to others.  We need people with interests and/or skills in as many areas as you can imagine.  Some examples of these are:





Sewing Hobbyists








Grant Writers


















            If you have interests and/or skills in other areas and want to be involved we can probably use what you are able to do as well, so be creative.  The only real requirements are you be at least eighteen (18) years old, share an interest in history with the rest of us, and be willing to work as a volunteer to help preserve that history for the future. Work sessions are held at Bonsal every Saturday (and most Sundays) from 9:00AM to 5:00PM all year round. There is always plenty of work and fun to go around.

In addition, you have the option to join the East Carolina Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, Inc. a group of the national organization dedicated to our vision: To act as a custodian of the history and heritage of North Carolina railroads, maintaining this knowledge for the education and enlightenment of the future.

Membership Application        NCRM ByLaws


New Hope Valley Railway

Become a Member of the Train Crew

            Would you like to become a member of the train crew?  Are you interested in helping to maintain and operate a railroad?  Participation in the New Hope Valley Railway (NHVRy) requires some work, but is easier than you think.  Our all-volunteer staff handles all the functions found on any railroad anywhere else in the world from operating the trains to repairing the cars and locomotives to maintaining the roadbed and track, and everyone gets the chance to show their skills for every job.  The only requirements are you be at least eighteen (18) years old and be willing to work as a volunteer to keep the NHVRy operating.

2012 Volunteer Calendar -  (Text Format)

2013 Volunteer Calendar -  (Text Format)



 All funding for the North Carolina Railway Museum and the New Hope Valley Railway comes from ticket sales and donations. Many members, individuals, and companies have donated materials, money, and time to further our work. Contributions are always needed, and will be greatly appreciated. Tax-deductible contributions should be mailed to:

North Carolina Railway Museum
Post Office Box 40
New Hill, NC 27562-0040

The North Carolina Railway Museum and East Carolina Chapter NRHS
are incorporated under the laws of the State of North Carolina as non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.