Located nine miles southwest of Apex, NC, this nonprofit continues that story with amenities dating back to the 1920s. âTrain travel isn’t very important in the 21st century, and that gives people a way to see how things worked, âsaid Tom Hutchinson, a railroad volunteer.
Straddling the Wake-Chatham County border, their locomotives travel four miles of historic track through the woods of central North Carolina. If you come to their monthly “Brew & Choo” event, you can sample a local craft beer on your ride. They have a variety of local vendors including food trucks and breweries like Durham-based Barrel Culture.
As one ticket holder told us, “it’s only 30 minutes from downtown Raleigh, you can come here for two hours, take the train, see all the vintage gear, have a beer. and have a wonderful day. ”