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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The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad, a 501 (c )( 3) not-for-profit organization. Donations are needed to help with the cost of bridge and track maintenance. The track, trestles, and Smoky River bridge were originally installed in 1887 by Rock Island Railroad.

ASVRR’s purpose is to preserve history by entertaining visitors. To this extent the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad was formed in 1993. The excursion train has been operating since that time providing train rides not only for the general public but also for special groups, school field trips, dinner trains, birthday parties, weddings and reunions. ASVRR has restored the former ATSF Steam Locomotive #3415 and the 1887 Rock Island Depot and both are on the National Register of Historic Places.

ASVRR asks that you consider making a donation to help create the desired future for the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad and the Abilene/Dickinson County area. Your donation will be used to upgrade and maintain our track and equipment, for those purposes only, and the donation is tax deductible.

The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad is a member of the 5-Star Museum District in Abilene which also includes the Greyhound Hall of Fame; the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home; Old Abilene Town; and The Dickinson County Heritage Center. Each entity helps bring people to Abilene to visit these tourist attractions, businesses, and restaurants. Those visitors are spending dollars for meals, fuel, shopping and overnight accommodations which also means sales tax dollars for the City and County. Riders on the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad alone have contributed a annual impact of approximately $1,326,000 in the City of Abilene and Dickinson County.

By donating to our Capital Improvement Fund you will help the continuation of operation of the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad for many years into the future for those to enjoy who “Ride the Rails of History”.

Those who donate will become a member of the A&SV Railroad Association for one year and will receive our quarterly newsletter. Donating in installments is acceptable. Those who donate $5,000 will also receive a charter train ride with the diesel locomotive for their family and/or friends and those who donate $10,000 will receive a charter train ride with the 3415 Steam locomotive to be scheduled during the regular operating season.

Any financial assistance that you can provide will be deeply appreciated and will benefit our entire community. Mail your donation to ASVRR, P.O. Box 744, Abilene, KS 67410 or simply click the ”Donate” button to make the contribution through Paypal.

Your tax exempt donation is



Improvement Campaign

Capital Improvement Campaign

The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation.  Your tax deductible donations are helping to preserve this historic property for future generations to enjoy.  THANK YOU!