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NICKEL PLATE HERITAGE RAILROAD

SCENIC TRAIN RIDES AND RAILBIKE RIDES NEAR INDIANAPOLIS, IN

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RIDE NOBLESVILLE'S TRAIN: THE NICKEL PLATE EXPRESS

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From $18

All aboard for a relaxing ride on the Nickel Plate Express. Enjoy a 90-minute roundtrip ride in the comfort of the coach cars. Watch the sunset as you travel down the historic Nickel Plate Road in Northern Hamilton County.

Beverages and light snacks will be available for purchase on the train.

Date and Time
October 12 and 13 at 6 p.m.

Seating Options

Standard Class Seating

Gaylor Electric car: Select your own seat while booking! These are standard airline style seats.

FOCUS ON THE FUTURE: HELP US PRESERVE RAIL HISTORY!

The Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad (NPHRR) was founded in Hamilton County in 2017.  Through immersive programming on Nickel Plate Express and Nickel Plate Railbikes over 25,000 passengers are welcomed each year to Noblesville and Northern Hamilton County. We also manage the 150-year-old depot along the former Nickel Plate Road in Arcadia, IN and the historic Hobbs Depot inside Forest Park in Noblesville, IN

Vision
Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad will redefine how the education system, counties, cities and
towns use rail lines to deepen community and drive economic activity

Mission
The Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad uses immersive experiences to celebrate the history of
railroads and foster curiosity about the past, present and future.

Values
We are committed to the preservation of rail infrastructure and equipment and their use as
engagement tools
We are committed to using the past, present and future of railroading to educate learners of all
ages
We are committed to serving everyone in our community on and off the rail lines

 Make an investment in the future of rail preservation!

Make a tax-deductible donation to keep railroad history alive in Hamilton County.

Click the button below to donate and learn more about how your donation can help here.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all donations made to Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad are tax-deductible. We appreciate your support of railroad history.

Find us here! Located inside Forest Park. 825 Forest Park Dr., Noblesville, IN 4606

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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO RIDE THE NICKEL PLATE EXPRESS?

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Terrific Experience

Had a terrific experience riding the train this summer (2022) with friends. The staff is very kind and knowledgeable. They work hard to ensure that you have an enjoyable time. They serve tasty lemonade and apple hand pie. It is both scenic, relaxing, and a blast from the past. I highly recommend that you make a reservation soon.

– Laurie C. | Google
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Fantastic Experience

We had a great Caboose Ride, made extra special by Conductor Phil. Our daughter was a bit uncertain about the noises- breaks and horn. He went out of his way to make her comfortable, asking about her toy, inviting her to use the horn, and be the special junior conductor. She went from being nervous to having a blast, talking nonstop about it, and pretending to be a conductor the rest of the day. This was a fantastic family event. Long enough to be worth the price but short enough to keep little ones interested. Plus, we learned interesting details about trains. Would love to check out future events! The whole team from check in to boarding to saying goodbye were friendly and great. BUT- Thanks, Phil- you made the experience fantastic.

– Niki M. | Facebook
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Awesome Experience

Staff was excellent and very friendly. Train ride was extremely comfortable and not the “typical” experience we normally have. Will be visiting more often.

– Corey P. | Facebook
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Wonderful Time with Friend!

I had wanted to go on the train for awhile now since both of my grandfathers worked on the railroad. Was not disappointed! Festive atmosphere and very attentive crew. Will plan to ride again.

– Melanie T. | Facebook

Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad, Nickel Plate Express, Nickel Plate Railbikes and The Arcadia Heritage Center does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.