Located in Abilene, Kansas the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad organized in 1993 as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, operates an excursion train form Abilene to Enterprise, Kansas. This 11 mile round trip is narrated and takes about 2 hours. While in Enterprise you have the opportunity to go through an 1880’s replica of the Hoffman Grist Mill where they stone grind wheat and corn and have those products for sale plus much more.
The excursion train operates May through October and also offers dinner trains and private charters. There is a dining car, two open air gondolas and a caboose. Most excursions are pulled by a 1945 diesel/electric engine, a 1919 Baldwin Pacific steam locomotive, number 3415 operates on holiday weekends. This engine sat in our city park for over 40 years and was restored to operate by ASVRR volunteers.
There is also Railroad Museum in the 1887 Rock Island depot.