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2018 Day Out With Thomas Tickets on sale
Our popular BOGO deal returns!

We are pleased to announce that tickets for our 2018 Day Out With Thomas event are ON SALE NOW. Tickets are $19 per person (ages 2 and up), and feature a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas The Tank Engine, a variety of on-site activities, and access to the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-626-0319, or visit our Day Out With Thomas page. All aboard!

  • Valid for regularly-scheduled basic coach class service from May 5, 2018 through
    September 14, 2018 -- buy one adult basic coach class adult ticket, get one adult basic coach class ticket free.

  • Not valid on special event trains (Day Out With Thomas, Santa Express, etc.).

  • Tickets are not upgradeable and may not be used with any other offer.

  • Sale ends May 4, 2018.

  • To order, call 1-800-626-0319 or visit Must mention promo code BOGO2018.

    2018 speaker series continues
    on Saturday, February 17th
    with railroad historian Stewart Buck

    Railroad author, teacher, and historian Stewart Buck will present a free program called Streamliners on the Overland Route - Central Iowa's Mainline to America. His program will be Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 2 pm in the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad.

    Buck will cover the history of Streamliners on the legendary Iowa Overland Route focusing on their onset, the economic impact of later competing transportation, and finally their eventual impact upon the public. He will explore the confluence of conditions leading to the development and success of the streamliners on the Overland Route.

    "A series of circumstances converged in the 1930s to create a new era of American rail passenger service. The economic impact of the automobile and the Great Depression demanded a fresh start to attract passengers back to the rails. What manifested was the streamliner, an aerodynamically shaped, ultra modern train that galvanized the public’s attention and inspired ridership... Union Pacific’s 1934 futuristic streamlined train spurred a design movement that developed into a fleet of renowned passenger trains on the legendary Overland Route. This central Iowa mainline provided passengers with a transportation system that was the envy of the world," Buck said.

    Be sure to see this interesting and informative presentation. If you wish a tour of the museum with a guide cost is $8 adult and $3 children. For more information call 800-626-0319 or visit the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad website at or contact Mike Wendel at:

    Speakers in the months ahead include:

    Mark and Mike Nelson
    Saturday, March 17
    "Through the Decades"

    Don Hofsommer
    Saturday, April 21
    "The Fort Dodge Line"

    Bob Bourne
    Saturday, May 19
    "Railroads of Story County"

    Our operating steam locomotive, 8419, is due for a major inspection. Our goal is to get the inspection completed and have 8419 ready to operate for her thirtieth birthday in 2018.  With your help, we can keep 8419 steaming for the next 15 years.

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