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Hamilton County Municipal Primary Election May 7

 

The upcoming primary election will play a critical role in the future survival of the Nickel Plate Railroad – especially the Fishers mayoral race and the Noblesville mayoral and City Council races.  If you live in these communities and care about the future of the Nickel Plate Railroad – please inform yourself regarding the candidates and VOTE!

Indiana’s Governor Eric Holcomb has deleted funding for Indiana’s Hoosier State train service, connecting Indianapolis with Chicago, via Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Rensselaer, and Dyer. If this decision stands, the train will stop running as of June 30th.

 

If you are concerned about this, the Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance suggests that there is still time to act and to that end has an on-line petition requesting the Governor and Indiana General Assembly to restore Hoosier State funding to the next biennial budget. But act now because the budget will be finalized, and the General Assembly adjourned, no later than the end of April.

 

Click here for the on-line petition.

 

Click here to watch a video prepared by the Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance.

 

If you have any questions regarding the video or petition please contact:           info@indianahighspeedrail.org.

 

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The “Railfan Rambles” Newsletter  

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Links To Websites Dealing With The Indiana Rail Scene

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2018 has been a year of turmoil and change

on the local railfan scene.

Save The Nickel Plate  continues its fight to save the line.

Link to the on-line petition

Facebook page

http://www.savethenickelplate.org/

Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co. (founded by a group of intrepid traction fans) saved four precious examples of Hoosier traction rolling stock – including the sole surviving Indianapolis streetcar. 

              Facebook page

https://www.hoosiertrolley.org/

The Nickel Plate Express is now providing excursions on the 12 miles of Nickle Plate line between Atlanta and Noblesville.

Facebook Page

https://nickelplateexpress.com/

 

The Indiana Transportation Museum has moved to Logansport (home of the Iron Horse Festival), operating on 34 miles of former Nickel Plate Road track.

https://www.itm.org/

And …. Nickle Plate 587 is now at the Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp. waiting its rebuilding.

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Last updated:

  April 11, 2019