2023 James H. Andrew Railroad Museum Speaker Series continues with Dave Kroeger

Railroad speaker and historian Dave Kroeger, President of the Iowa Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society, will present a free program called Chicago Central & Pacific; A Photo History 1985 to 1996 Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, 225 10th Street in Boone, Iowa. Dave will …

2023 James H. Andrew Railroad Museum Speaker Series gets underway with Stewart Buck

Stewart Buck, rail historian, teacher, and artist, will present at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, 225 10th Street in Boone, Iowa at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2023. With his program Legendary Steam Trains on the Overland Route, Stew will take us back to the golden era of transcontinental steam trains on the …

The 2022 Santa Express Arrives Soon!

Tickets for our Santa Express trains go on sale at midnight on Tuesday, November 1 at bsvrr.com/tickets. Bring the family, and enjoy a ride from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s depot to the North Pole (and return). En route, you will hear the story of Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride, and take part in other …

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.