Tickets for our 2020 Santa Express are on sale now

2020 has been a year of changes and our Santa Express train operations are no different. Our volunteers and staff have worked hard to develop an operating plan designed to keep everyone safe in these difficult times. In doing so, you may notice some slight changes. The biggest of these changes are substituting Yoo-Hoo drink …

Train Status: Sold Out Trains

TRAIN STATUS: All trains for this weekend (Saturday, October 17 and October 18, 2020) have SOLD OUT. Thursday’s train (October 15, 2020) has sold out as well. A very limited number of tickets remain for Friday’s 1:30 PM excursion train (Classic Coach Class only). Order by clicking on “Buy Tickets”, or by calling 1-800-626-0319. All …

Several trains have sold out

The following trains have now sold out: Thursday 10/8/20 (1:30 PM) Friday 10/9/20 (1:30 PM, 5:30 PM) Saturday 10/10/20 (Pumpkin Express, Wolf Lunch, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM, Wolf Dinner) Sunday 10/11/20 (Pumpkin Express, Wolf Picnic, 1:30 PM) Saturday 10/17/20 (Wolf Lunch, 1:30 PM, Wolf Dinner)

UPDATE: 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM trains for Saturday, October 3 have sold out

Our 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM trains for Saturday, October 3 have sold out. Tickets still remain for our 1:30 PM departure on Sunday, October 4. To purchase tickets, click the “Purchase Tickets” link at bsvrr.com, or call 1-800-626-0319. All aboard!

Here comes the Pumpkin Express!

It is getting closer and closer to Pumpkin Express time at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. This year we are expanding, and making improvements to, our pumpkin patch! Step aboard for a trip across the 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge and through the Des Moines River Valley as you travel to the …

On the road again…

We are excited to be a part of the Boone Rotary Club’s Welcome Train Centennial Project! Over the next few days, the steam locomotive and tender which have been on display just northeast of our depot, along with a coach car, will be moved to a new site at the intersection of South Story Street …

B&SVRR Gift Shop offering free shipping on orders over $35

The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s online gift shop is now offering free shipping on orders over $35 (unless otherwise noted). A wide variety of merchandise is available online – something for everyone! And, if you are looking for reading material while physical distancing, browse the 100+ used books available for shipment right to your …

New exhibit Electric Railroads of Iowa Open to the Public

A new exhibit called “Electric Railroads of Iowa” is open to the public at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center. It is comprised of 19- 4 color 7’ display panels and covers such topics as the inception of Iowa’s trolleys and interurbans, their growth and declining years, and identifies Iowa’s major lines …

Ride the Trolley

While the Covid-19 situation has put the brakes on this year’s full Electric Day schedule of events, our electric trolley, Charles City Western Car 50 will still be up and running on Saturday (May 30, 2020). The trolley should be coming out of the shed by 10 AM, and is scheduled to run until 4 …

Introducing our 3-Day Bonus Gift Card Sale

Just a quick reminder that our 2020 BOGO Sale is still underway. And, beginning tomorrow, we’ll offer you another way to save on purchases at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum with our 3-Day Bonus Gift Card Sale – Purchase a $50 gift card, receive a $5 bonus, a $100 card receives a …