Spring Events

Happy First Day of Spring!

Nickel Plate Express is gearing up for a full season of spring and summer rides. Our F9 is shaking off the cold and preparing to stretch her legs on the Nickel Plate line.

The Nickel Plate team has been hard at work scheduling more fun-filled and family-friendly excursions. Here’s a look at everything you can expect to see on the rails this spring:

Family Friendly

Sunrise Express: April 20 & 28

Trains and breakfast food are a great combination! Take a ride into Cicero before enjoying brunch on the lake at The Boathouse, or, keep it light with hand-made pastries and coffee on April 28th’s Sunrise Express.

Mother’s Express: May 12

Take your favorite lady out for brunch! Celebrate with mom while riding the rails and enjoying a full brunch spread prepared by DeLullo’s Trattoria. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like mimosas and muffins!

Princess Express: June 1

Discover a whole new world! Take a ride on the rails with Aladdin and Jasmine while singing along to your Disney favorites.

Father’s Express: June 15

Spend time with dad that’s a little extra sweet. Enjoy donuts with dad on board the Nickel Plate Express… skip the tie this year and give the gift of a day spent together.

Superhero Express: July 20

Calling superheroes of all ages! Take a ride with Spiderman and Batman and learn some of their best combat moves. All little superheroes will attend a combat camp and receive their own cape before climbing back on the train.

Adult Rides

Sunrise Express: April 20 & 28

All aboard for Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s! Take a ride into Cicero before enjoying brunch on the lake at The Boathouse, or, keep it light with hand-made pastries and coffee on April 28th’s Sunrise Express.

Sugar Express: April 28

Our sweetest trip yet! Take a cruise on the Nickel Plate line while sampling 4 decadent and delicious chocolate treats. Adult beverages and beverages available on board.

Cinco Express: May 4

Fiesta time! Hit the tracks for Mexican fare, margaritas and Mexican-style lagers. Grab your friends and don’t forget Jose!

Uncorked Express: May 11

No need to wine anymore…we’ve brought this fan favorite back! Climb aboard to sample wine from Peace Water Winery while enjoying live music and a paired snack.

Trivia Express: May 18

Test your trivia knowledge of the greatest spectacle in racing! Participate in a friendly trivia game on the rails while sipping on cold brews and cocktails.

Bourbon Express: June 15

There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with bourbon and barbecue. Enjoy smokey tastes and a little heat on the cool train.

Stay tuned for more excursions coming soon! Look for additional Uncorked and Ales & Rails rides to make their way onto the calendar.

Here’s to making plenty of moving memories this season…see you on the tracks!