Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad 785-263-1077
200 SE Fifth Street, firstname.lastname@example.org, Abilene, KS 67410 Opens Thursday at 9 a.m.
785-263-1077 (office) 785-263-0118 (depot)
The recently restored #3415 "Pacific" 4-6-2 steam engine will operate for the fourth season on a limited schedule. Check the events tab for days and times. This engine sat in the Eisenhower Park, Abilene, Kansas for over 40 years, having been retired by Santa Fe in the 1950's. The City of Abilene donated the #3415 to the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad. It took over four years to restore the engine, with about 12,000 volunteer hours and the help of two grants.
Most often the excursion train is operated using the 1945 ALCO S-1, with it's 660hp diesel-electric engine that was originally designed for WWII submarines. This engine pulls the Abilene & Smoky Valley excursion train, which includes a 1902 wood KATY passenger car, converted to a dining car, two open air gondola cars, with canopy tops and a caboose, through the Smoky Hill River Valley.
The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Association was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to restoring and operating historic railroad equipment and passing on the history of the rails.
The railroad is operated by volunteers, such as the engineers, crew, car attendents that narrate every trip, and depot workers, as well as mechanical and track maintenance.
A 10 1/2 mile round trip excursion train ride through Smoky Hill River valley from Abilene to Enterprise. We also offer school field trips, private charters, dinner trains, and Silver Flyer Rail Bus trips.
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Local establishment
Price Range: $7-$14
- Phone: 785-263-1077
- Alternate Phone: 888-426-6687
- Fax: 785-263-1077
1887 Rock Island depot located across the street from the excursion train departure site. Plans are to restore the depot.
1919 BALDWIN The 1919 Baldwin 4-6-2 "pacific", Santa Fe #3415 was moved to its' present location at the Abilene & ...
This is the orginal Builders Plate for the 1919 Baldwin Steam Engine showing that it was completed June, 1919.
Schedule 2010 Schedule
May 7, 2011 thru October 30, 2011 Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sundays at 2:00 ...
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May 5, 2012 thru October 28, 2012: Saturdays - Train runs at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sundays - Train ...