ABILENE & SMOKY VALLEY RAILROAD
Updated 107 days ago
- Age: 27 years
- ID: 17843192/99
200 SE 5th Street, Abilene, KS, 67410
The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Association was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to restoring and operating historic railroad equipment and educating the public on the history of railroads. The railroad is operated by volunteers which includes our engineers, conductors, brakemen, car attendants that narrate every trip, and depot workers. Volunteers also take care of our mechanical and track maintenance... Most of our excursion trains operate using the 1945 ALCO S-1 (former Hutchinson & Northern Railroad), with it's 660hp diesel-electric engine that was originally designed for WWII submarines. The normal Abilene & Smoky Valley excursion train consist includes a 1902 wooden KATY passenger car that has been converted to a dining car, two open air gondola cars with canopy tops, and a former Union Pacific caboose. The train departs Abilene eastbound for a 10½ mile round trip through the Smoky Hill River Valley to the neighboring community of..
Also known as: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Association