Here comes Thomas!

Thomas the Tank Engine will be stopping in Boone very soon! Join us on September 10-11 and 16-18 for our Day Out with Thomas event. There are plenty activities to take part in, including the train ride, a magician, musician, games, several model railroad displays, a ride on the electric trolley, and so much more. …

Rail Explorers arrives in Boone

Rail Explorers have partnered with the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad to bring the first Rail Explorers Experience to the Midwest. Riders can enjoy beautiful views of the Des Moines River Valley, where is it is not uncommon to see a convocation of bald eagles along the riverbank. The ride’s showstopper is the 750’ long, …

Volunteer Open House

Without our volunteers, our railroad and museum would be a very quiet place. Thanks to our amazing volunteers, the trains chug down the tracks, and the museum is a remarkable place. Just as the pandemic has impacted the labor pool for businesses, we have seen fewer volunteers here.We need you to help us tell the …

Full season begins Memorial Day Weekend!

This coming Saturday, May 28th, the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad officially kicks off its 2022 season. On Saturday, we resume our normal schedule, offering train rides on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (closed Monday through Wednesday, with only our business office open to take your phone calls). Saturday’s departures include our 11 am Wolf …

Thomas returns to Boone in September ’22!

It’s official! We can now announce that Thomas The Tank Engine will be returning to Boone, Iowa in September, and that tickets are on sale! Our 2022 Day Out With Thomas event is taking place on September 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18. Tickets are $20 per person and include a ride behind Thomas The …

Sold Out

This year’s Easter Bunny Express, as well as our remaining Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains, have all sold out. Tickets still remain for our 1:30 PM Fraser Train and our 5:00 PM Dinner Train on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Prepaid reservations are required. To purchase tickets, visit bsvrr.com/tickets, or call (515) 432-4249.

Speaker series continues with Don Hofsommer

Don L. Hofsommer national railroad author, historian and speaker will present a free program, “Railroaders I Have Met Along the Way: Their Values, Virtues, and Talents” Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum in Boone, IA. This is an “in-person” (at museum) and ZOOM event. Don will present …

Earn your Railroading Merit Badge at the B&SVRR

Do you belong to a Boy Scout Troop that would be interested in earning their Railroading Merit Badge this summer? At this time, two classes are available at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad: Saturday, July 9 and Saturday, August 13 Contact us at (515) 432-4249 or info@bsvrr.com for more information.

Speaker series continues with ZOOM presentation from Henry Posner III

Henry Posner III, who is a railroad chairman, owner, venture capitalist and member of numerous railroad related boards, will present a free ZOOM program Saturday, March 19th at 2 p.m. called History of the IAIS (Iowa Interstate Railroad) and the RDC (Railroad Development Corporation) in the Year 2022. His program will discuss their origin, evolution …