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2017 Crew Training

Crew training for the 2017 season will take place on February 18 in McPherson, March 18 in Abilene, and April 15 in Abilene.  Current members will receive a reminder letter with the dates and locations of the training sessions.  Anyone else interested in joining the A&SVRR as a crew member can contact the A&SVRR Office (785-263-1077) for details.


Visit the Hoffman Grist Mill in Enterprise

The Hoffman Grist Mill adjacent to our tracks in Enterprise is UP AND RUNNING!  Products from the Grist Mill are available to purchase.  Be sure to visit the Grist Mill during the train layover in Enterprise.


Celebrate the Chisholm Trail!

Abilene will be taking part in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail over Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 1-3, 2017). The primary activities will be taking place on Saturday, Sept. 3, when we will again haul some longhorns out of Abilene behind our steam locomotive!!!!.  The Chisholm Train was instrumental in putting Abilene on the map.    Keep Labor Day Weekend 2017 on your calendar to come to Abilene and watch these historic events being recreated.  Click HERE for additional information!


We hauled some cattle!

To inaugurate the Chisholm Trail 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 over the Chisholm Trail from Texas.




  






2016 Passenger Operations

The A&SVRR ran 242 passenger trains in 2016 with a total of 16,000 volunteer hours expended in running the trains and keeping the railroad operational.  There was one Easter Bunny train, 46 short “student” trains, nine dinner trains, 158 regular trains to Enterprise and back, seven charter trains, five historic home tours, and five Railbus runs.  In addition to those, the steam locomotive pulled 19 regular trains and 2 charters.  Explore our website, pick your option and come ride with us!

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND OUR PASSENGERS!

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