On August 30, 2018, the first of the Nickel Plate Express Santa Fe cars were delivered to their new home on the Nickel Plate line, right in downtown Arcadia. Almost a year later, the Nickel Plate Express will return to Arcadia’s Main Street, boarding passengers in the quaint town for the first time since opening September 15.
It seems like ages ago that the Nickel Plate Express was starting its maiden voyage on a scorching hot day in late September. Our team was overwhelmed by the support of the community on our big day…400 people came out to ride an celebrate with us. That support from the community has followed us through the rest of this inaugural season. Without a doubt, Hamilton County has been a wonderful place for our train to call home.
Federal government statistics show that about every three hours in the U.S., a vehicle or person is hit by a train. To raise awareness of the need for caution near tracks and trains, the first U.S. Rail Safety Week will take place this year from September 24-30.