Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Steam Engine Train Rides
Dates: 9/2/2017, 9/3/2017, 9/4/2017, 10/7/2017, 10/8/2017
Location: Abilene & Smoky Valley Excursion Train
Address: 200 SE 5th, PO Box 744, Abilene, KS 67410
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Price: Adults (age 12 and over): $30.00Children (age 3-11): $15.00Children 2 and younger: Free
Located in historic Abilene, Kansas, the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad offers a unique chance to experience early American travel. You and your family can enjoy an educational adventure down the rails of history on an excursion train comprised of antique railroad equipment. Enjoy the many original features along the tour, which create a memorable outing for everyone! The train departs Abilene eastbound for a 10½ mile round trip through the Smoky Hill River Valley to the neighboring community of Enterprise, KS. The recently restored former ATSF 4-6-2 "Pacific" #3415 steam locomotive will operate once again this season on a limited schedule.This engine sat in Eisenhower Park in Abilene, Kansas for over 40 years, having been retired by the Santa Fe Railroad in the 1950's. The City of Abilene donated the 3415 to the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad. It took over four years to restore the locomotive to operating condition with about 12,000 volunteer hours and the help of two grants. See our schedule below or check out our website for more information! May 27 & 29 (Sat & Mon) - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. May 28 (Sun) - 2:00 p.m. July 1, 3, and 4 (Sat, Mon, & Tue) - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. July 2 (Sun) - 2:00 p.m. July 22 (Sat) - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY July 23 (Sun) - 2:00 p.m. Sept 2 (Sat) - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - Sept 2 & 3 - 150th Chisholm Trail Anniversary events in Abilene! Longhorn cattle drive! Sept 3 (Sun) - 2:00 p.m. Sept 4 (Mon) - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Oct 7 (Sat) - 10:00 a.m. thru 3:00 p.m. - CHISHOLM TRAIL DAY - short runs departing on the hour from the Dickinson County Heritage Center, half price fare Oct 8 (Sun) - 2:00 p.m. - Last Steam Run of the Year!