Special Trains / Events

St. Patrick's Day Train

As someone once remarked, “Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or not, everyone has a little luck o’ the Irish in them.” And you’re the lucky one, as our dinner train, the A&SV Smoky Valley Limited, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Scott Sieben of Kites Bar & Grill in Manhattan’s Aggieville is whipping up a meal that will bring out the Irish in all of us! Your choice of Corned Beef Hash or Shepherd’s Pie, with Irish Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Carrots, and Cornbread. And for dessert? Bread Pudding! Iced tea and water will be served, but for an extra cost, why not enjoy GREEN BEER or a glass of wine? Wear your green on March Seventeen! Enjoy a great meal and great brews as we roll through the Smoky Hill River Valley! Our St. Patrick’s Day train leaves Abilene’s historic Rock Island Depot at 6:00 p.m on March 17th, 2024. This is a 21+ event.


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:

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