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Excursion Trains

Ride the Flint Hills Express on track built by the Rock Island Railroad in 1886! Learn how railroads built Kansas as you ride in vintage passenger cars pulled by a steam or diesel locomotive.

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Dinner Trains

Join us on the Smoky Valley Limited for delicious dinner service! We’ve revived the tradition of fine railroad dining with our dinner trains featuring good ol’ Kansas home cooking from area restaurants.

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Special Events

Celebrate Abilene’s days as a town of the Wild West! Or join Charlie Brown and Snoopy to look for the Great Pumpkin at Halloween! Or make Christmas special on our Cowtown Santa Express!

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School Trains

The Abilene & Smoky Valley is a living history museum, dedicated to teaching about the railroad’s impact in building Kansas and the U.S. We run special Meadowlark Flyer school charters where kids can learn while they ride our historic rails!

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Donation Station

Our treasured steam locomotive, ATSF 3415, is due for her federally mandated 15-year overhaul. Help us fund this process and other capital improvements to continue sharing the history of Kansas railroading with the next generation.

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Charter Trains

Create your own train! Charter a trip on the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad for a unique way to celebrate weddings, corporate retreats, receptions, reunions, family gatherings, birthdays, or any occasion!

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RIDE WITH US
May 2024
Sat, May 25 - sat, Sept 28

$50

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Sat, May 25 - tue, Dec 31

$80

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June 2024 October 2024
Sat, Oct 12 - sun, Oct 27

$25 - $35

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November 2024
Fri, Nov 29 - mon, Dec 23

$20 - $35

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"ONE OF THE 7 TOP STEAM TRIPS IN THE US"

- Saturday Evening Post

2022 Trip Advisor Top Site

Our 1887 Rock Island Depot and our 1919 Santa Fe Baldwin Steam Locomotive are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Download the Sunflower Summer app to ride a Flint Hills Express excursion train with us this summer. Sunflower Summer Tickets and rides are available May 25th through August 11th.

Our trains depart from our depot at 10AM and 2pm Wednesday through Saturday and at 2PM on Sunday.

 You need to arrive at our depot at least 30 minutes prior to departure times to make sure you have time to get your ticket. 
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