Join our engineer in the cab of the locomotive for a unique and memorable experience witnessing the railroad from the Engineer’s perspective.
RIDE NOBLESVILLE'S TRAIN: THE NICKEL PLATE EXPRESS
Explore the charm of Hamilton County, IN, with Nickel Plate Express, where unforgettable journeys meet themed excursions! Immerse yourself in a unique blend of history, adventure, and relaxation as you embark on a scenic train ride through the heart of Indiana. Our themed excursions cater to diverse interests, offering something for everyone. Whether you're a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or a family looking for a memorable day out, Nickel Plate Express has you covered. Experience the rich heritage of Hamilton County while enjoying top-notch amenities and service on board. Our meticulously planned excursions promise a delightful escape, blending the beauty of the countryside with captivating themes that bring history and entertainment to life. Discover the magic of rail travel as you wind through picturesque landscapes, creating lasting memories with loved ones. From seasonal events to special celebrations, Nickel Plate Express ensures each journey is a unique and immersive experience. Join us for a one-of-a-kind adventure that combines the nostalgia of train travel with the excitement of themed excursions in Hamilton County, IN.
Celebrate the New Year in a unique and enchanting way by joining us for the exclusive New Year’s Eve Masquerade Express. Departing from Hobbs Station in Noblesville, Indiana on
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FOCUS ON THE FUTURE: HELP US PRESERVE RAIL HISTORY!
The Nickel Plate Express was founded in Hamilton County in 2017 with the goal to preserve the rich railroad history of our surrounding communities through educational and entertaining train rides. The Nickel Plate Express welcomes more than 20,000 passengers 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.
Join us for our themed excursions from February-December aboard historic 1956 Santa Fe El Capitan cars. Excursions include wine, beer and dinner rides as well as family-friendly holiday programs including our reindeer express train rides, bourbon tastings, wizard express and much more.
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As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all donations made to Nickel Plate Express are tax-deductible. We appreciate your support of railroad history.
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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO RIDE THE NICKEL PLATE EXPRESS?
Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad, Nickel Plate Express 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.