New Train Campaign Update
TRAIN: The new train arrived in May 2022. Its first season concluded with three weekends of night rides in December.
See SUPPORTERS tab for the donors who made a New Train happen for children in Wayne County.
TRAIN STATION & BRICK PATIO: RIBBON CUTTING is set for Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11 am. The train station was built in the 1960s and this renovation makes Herman Park an even better destination. The station features new siding, new roof, new windows and door, and newly expanded patio. In addition, so many citizens supported the project through purchase of over 1,000 personalized engraved bricks to install. The total brick patio area includes over 10,000 bricks. Check out their websites!
These construction coalition partners include:
Carolina Bay Construction General Contractor
Goldsboro Builders Supply Materials
TA Loving Company Estimating & Placement of New Train on tracks
Allen Grading Company Site work
Wayne Electric Company Electric
Precision Plumbing Plumbing
Johnson Carpet One Flooring
Lowe's Home Improvement Cabinets
California Granite Countertops
NC Sound Sound & Security
Seegars Fence Fencing
MetalCrafters Platform railings
Smith Engineering and Design Design of expanded train station
Brian Jones Civil Engineering Site plan
Landscape Design Coordination of brick patio
Fred Adams Paving Company Installation of bricks
Sky's The Limit Drone Services Photography
Several sponsors have contributed "special bricks" that encourage children to learn to read better than ever. Of course, the patio is available whenever Herman Park is open. These sponsors include:
Goldsboro Pediatrics (Alphabet and Word Climbing Wall)
Southern Bank and Trust (Know Your Numbers)
NEW ART IN THE TUNNEL: Thanks to special artist with ties to a Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro family, s Council of Wayne County, the panels in the tunnel are brand new! They feature the NC Mountains to Sea Trail, featuring animals from bears to turtles.
THE OLD TRAIN: The original 68-year-old train was sold by the City of Goldsboro on a government surplus equipment website in mid-February. Although we know the name of the winning bidder, we are not sure yet of their plans for the original train. We will keep you informed of the status of the old train.
We are excited about more decades of miniature train operations at Herman Park and can’t wait for the community to see what you have done for the City of Goldsboro!