Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad
Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Depot, 200 SE 5th Street, Abilene, KS, 67410 Depot phone # 785-
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Donated locomotive arrives at it’s new home!
The donated Alco S4 locomotive has arrived at it’s new home on the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad! This locomotive was donated by the Empire District Electric at Asbury, MO to the Heart of the Heartlands Train Club & Museum in Carona, KS. The Heartlands Train Club, in turn, donated it to the A&SVRR where it can be returned to service.
Donations to the A&SVRR for restoration of the locomotive are appreciated!
Passenger Car “Enterprise”
Our former MKT RR wooden passenger car, the “Enterprise”, is currently undergoing an extensive evaluation and rebuild. Volunteers have removed the siding to evaluate the condition of the underlying structure and will soon begin the process of replacing deteriorated wood, as needed, and rebuilding the car. During this lengthy process, the “Chicago” passenger car will be in use on the regular passenger runs as well as it’s usual use on the dinner trains. Additional volunteers interested in working on this project, especially those with experience working with wood, would be appreciated as would donations toward the expenses to necessary to complete the project.
Visit the Hoffman Grist Mill in Enterprise
The Hoffman Grist Mill adjacent to our tracks in Enterprise is UP AND RUNNING! Over this past winter we also completed some various upgrades in the mill and a new, larger, grinding stone was put in place. Various types of flour from the Grist Mill
are available to purchase. Be sure to visit the Grist Mill during the train layover in Enterprise. (More information HERE.)
We hauled some cattle!
To inaugurate the Chisholm Trail 150th anniversary event over Labor Day weekend in 2016 we hauled some longhorn cattle to replicate the many head of cattle that were loaded on trains in Abilene for shipment east after the herds were driven up the trail to Abilene from Texas. We did it again on September 2 and 3, 2017 during a wonderful entertainment packed two-
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR PASSENGERS!
We appreciate your business!
We also certainly appreciate our volunteers who keep the train running for your enjoyment!
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