Nickel Plate Express Celebrates One-Year

Nickel Plate Express staff and board members welcome the first piece of equipment to Hamilton County: Sept. 1, 2018

Nickel Plate Express staff and board members welcome the first piece of equipment to Hamilton County: Sept. 1, 2018

This Saturday, the Nickel Plate Express will celebrate one-year of excursions in Hamilton County…and what a year it’s been! From Sept. 15, 2018-Sept. 15- 2019 the Nickel Plate Express has:

  • Hosted 14,000 passengers

  • Completed 150+ round trip excursions

  • Welcomed 25 employees to the Nickel Plate Express team

  • Received dozens of 5-star reviews

  • Been recognized by Reader’s Digest, Chicago Tribune & Midwest Living

The first Reindeer Ride saw 6,000 visitors journey to Atlanta to ride the train from Nov.-Dec. 2018    Photo By Zach Dobson

The first Reindeer Ride saw 6,000 visitors journey to Atlanta to ride the train from Nov.-Dec. 2018

Photo By Zach Dobson

This regional attraction and community asset wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of our dedicated engineers, board members, sponsors and most importantly…YOU. Thanks to all those who have purchased a ticket to ride the train this season. Each ticket you purchase helps ensure that the train continues to chug through Hamilton County for years to come. Ticket revenue helps Nickel Plate Express to restore historic equipment, repair tracks and plan exciting and educational programs.

The Nickel Plate Express leaves from Forest Park during Noblesville’s Fourth of July Festival    Photo by Keiwoon Krause

The Nickel Plate Express leaves from Forest Park during Noblesville’s Fourth of July Festival

Photo by Keiwoon Krause

As the Nickel Plate Express embarks on a second year of operations, we’re excited to begin offering increased boarding opportunities in Forest Park and on the Noblesville historic square. Passengers can expect new programs that include family and adult dining, as well as educational rides.

While Nickel Plate Express is looking forward to a second year of growth, there are a few things that will not change:

We pledge to continue to run a safe operation.

We pledge to continue to support local businesses.

We pledge to continue offering exceptional customer service

We pledge to continue making railroad and local historical education a priority.

All aboard for Nickel Plate Express’ Second Season!

Special thanks to our incredible sponsors:

Duke Energy

Gaylor Electric

Paddack’s Heavy Wrecker & Transport

Shucks Fabrication and Welding

Stacey’s Excavating

Triple N Construction

Wagler Metals

HMH Powdercoating

And supportive community advocates:

Noblesville Parks Department

Hamilton County Tourism

Cicero Parks Department

DeLullo’s Trattoria

Cicero Coffee Co.

Field Brewing