Photo: One of the new trains sits on its track. (Courtesy of Michael Rodgers, City of Gadsden)
One of the most popular features at Noccalula Falls Park will soon be in operation again as new, electric trains are being installed.
The paid portion of the park remains closed while construction is ongoing and will reopen for Christmas at the Falls on Nov. 24. Ticket sales will begin November 1 at noccalulafallspark.com.
The two new trains will be fully operational to showcase the sights of Christmas at the Falls on a 0.7-mile ride throughout the park. Profits from Christmas at the Falls are reinvested back into the Park and are a major funding source for improvements like the new trains.
Like the previous engines, the new engines are known as C.P. Huntingdon trains and are modeled after a historical steam locomotive of that name.
The new models from Chance Rides are electric, which will greatly reduce maintenance costs while keeping the same classic looks and sounds visitors expect. The new trains also add seating capacity with an extra passenger car and remain wheelchair-friendly.
The park also has undergone extensive track renovations to accommodate the new trains, and visitors will be able to enjoy the attraction for years to come.