Special Trains / Events


It’s the GREAT PUMPKIN, Charlie Brown! Join us on the train this Halloween season! The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad presents “The Great Pumpkin Express,” a train ride for the whole family that seeks to find that eternally elusive Great Pumpkin! The train will visit the punkin’ patch where kids get a trick-or-treat bag and hear a special reading of Schulz’s “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Trick or treating, a costume contest and more at the depot and in Old Abilene Town! Trains leave Abilene’s historic Rock Island Depot at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the following days:

Saturday, October 14

Sunday, October 15

Saturday, October 21

Sunday, October 22

Saturday October 28

Sunday, October 29


We don’t go to the North Pole, but we can still give your family a magical holiday experience! Ride the Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad’s “Cowtown Santa Express” this holiday season! Our train will be decked in holiday lights on the outside, and on the inside, our vintage heated passenger coaches will be filled with the holiday spirit, as Santa makes his 2023 debut, while you enjoy Christmas cookies and hot chocolate as we glide through the Smoky Hill River Valley! Make this a Christmas that kids of all ages will always remember!  Trains leave for Enterprise from Abilene’s historic Rock Island Depot at 5:00 and 7:15 p.m. on the following days:

Wednesday, November 22

Friday, November 24

Saturday, November 25

Sunday, November 26

Friday, December 1

Saturday, December 2

Sunday, December 3

Friday, December 8

Saturday, December 9

Sunday, December 10

Friday, December 15

Saturday, December 16

Sunday, December 17

Friday, December 22

Saturday, December 23

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