Kansas September 23, 2016
Take This Fall Foliage Train Ride Through Kansas For A One-Of-A-Kind Experience
It’s officially fall, y’all! (Though it has been fall in my world since about Labor Day). That being said, it is time to get out and enjoy the changing colors and temperatures throughout the state. How do we recommend doing this? By taking this fall foliage train ride through the state, of course!
Based in Abilene, the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad is home to the recently restored ATSF 4-6-2 "Pacific" #3415 steam locomotive, which was retired by the Santa Fe Railroad sometime in the 1950s.
After sitting vacant for nearly 40 years, the beautiful train was donated by the City of Abilene to the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad. Four years, countless volunteers, and two grants later, this unique excursion train was once again ready to roll!
Today the A&SV RR offers a number of unique riding options, including dining, caboose, and even open-air gondola (pictured).
When you ride the regular passenger train -- which runs May through October -- you can expect a relaxing hour and a half long ride complete with incredible views and narration from the knowledgable crew.
(That's right; you aren't only getting a scenic fall tour, but a fascinating history lesson as well!)
The cost for the regular passenger train is $15 for adults (12 and over), $7.50 for children 3-12, and free for children 2 and under.
For more information on the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad, or to schedule a scenic fall ride, visit their
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