Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad
Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Depot, 200 SE 5th Street, Abilene, KS, 67410 Depot phone # 785-
Copyright © 2011-
The A&SVRR received a grant from the Dickinson County Community Foundation that has been used to replace
the deteriorating brick platform with concrete at our train loading point and in front of the depot.
The A&SVRR appreciates the grant!
ASVRR Volunteers Recognized
At the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, A&SVRR volunteers were honored with the
Volunteer of the Year award! Joe Minick, Steve Schwarting, Craig Rose, and Randy Reynolds were present to
receive the award on behalf of all of our volunteers, but more specifically for those assisting with the construction of the
trailer to be used to transport the donated locomotive from Missouri to Abilene and those who assisted with that four
day move. The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad appreciates the recognition of our dedicated volunteers!
Donated locomotive arrives at it’s new home!
This Alco S-
& Museum in Carona, KS. The Heartlands Train Club, in turn, donated it to the A&SVRR where it can eventually be returned to service. Donations to the A&SVRR for restoration of the locomotive would be appreciated!
Passenger Car “Enterprise”
Our former MKT RR wooden passenger car, the “Enterprise”, is currently undergoing an extensive evaluation and rebuild.
During this lengthy process, the “Chicago” passenger coach will be in use on the regular passenger runs as well as
it’s usual use on the dinner trains. Volunteers interested in working on the restoration of the “Enterprise” coach would
be appreciated, especially those with experience working with wood. Donations to help cover the costs associated
with this project would also be greatly appreciated.
Visit the Hoffman Grist Mill in Enterprise
The Hoffman Grist Mill adjacent to our tracks in Enterprise is UP AND RUNNING! Various types of flour from the Grist
Mill are available to purchase along with many other items in the Mill Store and Gift Shop. Ride one of the regular
excursions on the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad from Abilene to visit the Grist Mill during the train layover in Enterprise.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR PASSENGERS!
We appreciate your support!
We also certainly appreciate our volunteers who keep
the train running for your enjoyment!