Kansas Prairie Dawn. Just minutes after sunrise, an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe local makes its way across the Kansas prairie east of Abilene, with a few passengers, some small freight item... (more)
Ric Jung eases Santa Fe 3415, a 4-6-2 Pacific type steam locomotive operated by the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad, out of the engine house for its day of service pulling excursion trips between ... (more)
ATSF 3415 whistles through the Kansas farmlands outside of Abilene.
THERE IS A PROTOTYPE FOR EVERYTHING: An International Harvester School Bus has been converted to the Silver Flyer to carry passenger on the A&SV tracks from Enterprise, KS to Woodbine, KS.
Santa Fe 3415 arrives in Enterprise, Kansas with the 10am train.
An airplane flies over Santa Fe 3415 on a windy day in Abilene, Kansas.
ATSF 3415 departs out of Abilene with the ten o'clock train.
Approaching Enterprise, the ASV excursion train rolls through the grass along an old Rock Island mainline.
The Abilene & Smoky Valley Alco S1 leads the afternoon excursion train back towards Abilene on the weedy rails.
ASV 4 approaches Jeep Road with the 10am run on the way to Enterprise, KS
How about a hyrail school bus for your railroad? Before rebuilding a Santa Fe 4-6-4, the Abilene & Smoky Valley RR had one for its passengers, operating out of Abilene, Kansas.
A wonderful day of sharing train related photos and stories in Abilene ended with a night photo shoot of the ATSF 3415. Looking forward to next year's Great Smoky Valley Shootout!
Restored ATSF 3415 appears out of the trees as it reaches its turn around point at Enterprise.