Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Depot, 200 SE 5th Street, Abilene, KS, 67410     Depot phone # 785-263-0118 or 888-426-6689     Office phone # 785-263-1077 or 888-426-6687

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Hoffman Grist Mill

105 N. Factory St.

Enterprise, KS   67441

(4 miles south of I-70 Exit 281)

Click HERE to go to the

Hoffman Mill website

Thanks for riding with us this season!  We hope to see you again next year!

Have you ever wanted to work on a railroad?  Volunteers are needed!

Contact the A&SVRR office for info.

One hour narrated group tour

of Abilene by Trolley Bus

Click HERE for additional details

Click HERE to view a brief

video about our railroad.

Bulletin Board


Our Regular Excursion Train at Abilene, KS

Our Dining Car with tables set and ready for dinner

Abilene & Smoky Valley Depot, 200 SE 5th St., Abilene, KS  67410

Click HERE to book online now!

Your tax exempt donations

to help preserve this historic

operation are appreciated!!!

Click HERE to find our depot location on Google Maps.

Come to Abilene and ride the train.

Relive the old west with a visit to Old Abilene Town.  

Enjoy a meal at the adjacent Hitching Post Restaurant & Saloon.

Visit the Dickinson County Heritage Center and

the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum.

Coffee and Cinnamon

Roll Express

Second Tuesday of each month

May through October

Click HERE for Details

No regular trains on Sunday June 19, 2022 due to Father’s Day Special

Charter the train for your group.  Call the office to check availability and options.

Thanks to all of our donors, members, and riders for supporting the train.

Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

200 SE 5th Street,

Abilene, KS, 67410

Depot phone:  785-263-0118

or 888-426-6689

Office phone:  785-263-1077

or 888-426-6687

We are improving our track.

Please consider a donation to our “adopt a tie” campaign.

Click HERE to read the entire PRESS RELEASE.

We are upgrading our track!  

The first phase is already scheduled to start in February or early March 2022.  A&SV has received a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Dickinson County and is hoping to match or double that with new donations and gifts.  The railroad’s board of directors has hired a Nebraska-based contractor that will insert some new ties under each piece of rail to stabilize about three miles of the track structure and help maintain track gauge.  “The more money we can raise right now while the contractor is working here means more miles of track that we can stabilize,” GM Ross Boelling said. He mentioned that the wooden track ties cost about $50 each and it costs about $26 to install one tie.  “We have enough supplies on hand right now to complete about 3 miles.  We will need to purchase another 950 ties to stabilize the remaining 2 miles into Enterprise.  As a volunteer non-profit organization, we really need our community’s financial support to successfully complete this first phase. We’ll work on this first phase until the money runs out.”

Since its beginning in 1993, A&SV has provided rides to over 250,000 passengers and in 2021 the railroad attracted over 6,000 riders from 48 states. Boelling added that the railroad’s contribution to the tourism industry is significant. “Many of these folks dine and stay in Abilene and spend money at Abilene’s other attractions,” he said.

Can you help?  Click the donation button and adopt a tie!

Adopt one tie, donate $50.  Buy and install one tie, donate $75.

Adopt ten ties, donate $500.  Buy and install ten ties, donate $750.

How about adopting 100 ties?  Donate $5,000.  Buy and install 100 ties, donate $7,500.

Thank you for supporting an Abilene

and State of Kansas attraction!