Dinner Train (Steam) Dining Car Heritage: Santa Fe

Saturday, July 29
$0 to $80

Great Food from the Santa Fe Railroad!
When the A&SV’s prized steam locomotive, Santa Fe 3415, was built in 1919, it was initially put to work hauling passengers between Kansas City and Chicago, and one thing about those steam powered trains: The food was excellent! The Santa Fe was one of the pioneers in railroad dining, which began with the Fred Harvey’s diners in 1892. On Saturday, July 29, as part of our Dining Car Heritage series, the Abilene and Smoky Valley takes you back to the Santa Fe’s glory days with an authentic ATSF dining car menu featuring roast beef, potatoes and brown gravy, string beans, salad, and apple pie for dessert, with rolls and butter and coffee or tea. Discover why the Santa Fe was a railroad culinary classic! Our steam powered train leaves Abilene’s historic Rock Island Depot at 6:00 p.m. for a two hour ride through the Smoky Hill River Valley, and get a taste of the tradition of dining on the rails!

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