Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad
Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Depot, 200 SE 5th Street, Abilene, KS, 67410 Depot phone # 785-
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The A&SVRR received a grant from the Dickinson County Community Foundation that will be used to replace the
deteriorating brick platform with concrete at our train loading point and in front of the depot. The continuous wet winter
weather has delayed the project a bit, but it will soon be completed. 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 Schwwwarting, 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!
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 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.)
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!