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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Improvement Campaign

We are improving our track and we need your help.  We have received a $30,000 grant to get us started and that

is about one third of the needed amount for phase one of our improvement plans.  Read our press release with details about our plans HERE and make a donation if you can.  Thank you in advance!

ASVRR Volunteers Recognized

At the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, A&SVRR volunteers were honored with the

Volunteer of the Year award!  Joe Minick, Steve Schwarting, Craig Rose, and Randy Reynolds were present to

receive the award on behalf of all of our volunteers, but more specifically for those assisting with the construction of the

trailer to be used to transport the donated locomotive from Missouri to Abilene and those who assisted with that four

day move.  The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad appreciates the recognition of our dedicated volunteers!

Passenger Car “Enterprise”

Our former MKT RR wooden passenger car, the “Enterprise”, is currently undergoing an extensive evaluation and rebuild.   

During this lengthy process, the “Chicago” passenger coach will be in use on the regular passenger runs as well as

it’s usual use on the dinner trains.  Volunteers interested in working on the restoration of the “Enterprise” coach would

be appreciated, especially those with experience working with wood.  Donations to help cover the costs associated

with this project would also be greatly appreciated.

Visit the Hoffman Grist Mill in Enterprise

The Hoffman Grist Mill adjacent to our tracks in Enterprise is UP AND RUNNING!  Various types of flour from the Grist

Mill are available to purchase along with many other items in the Mill Store and Gift Shop.  Ride one of the regular

excursions on the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad from Abilene to visit the Grist Mill during the train layover in Enterprise.  

(More information HERE.)


We appreciate your support!

We also certainly appreciate our volunteers who keep

the train running for your enjoyment!