Goal: Nickel Plate Express is a nonprofit founded in northern Hamilton County in 2017. Our goal is to preserve the rich railroad history of surrounding communities through educational and entertainment rail programs. Nickel Plate Express also aims to spur economic growth and increase tourism traffic to the northern portion of Hamilton County— specifically Cicero, Arcadia and Atlanta. The organization also manages a 150-year-old depot in Arcadia, IN.
Programming: The Nickel Plate Express provides themed excursions from April-September aboard a 1956 Santa Fe train. Excursions include wine, beer and dinner excursions as well as family friendly holiday programs.
Track: The Nickel Plate Express operates on 12 miles of track between Atlanta and Noblesville. All excursions board out of Atlanta near 105 E Main Street.