2019 BOGO offer winding down

Time is running out for you to take advantage of our 2019 BOGO deal — buy one adult classic coach class ticket, get one adult classic coach class ticket free! BOGO tickets may be used on any regularly-scheduled Fraser Excursion train between May 11, 2019 and October 31, 2019. Purchase your tickets by visiting our …

Steve Glischinski to present “Iowa Railroading from the 1970s to today”

Railroad author, photographer and historian Steve Glischinski will present the free program called Iowa Railroading from the 1970s to Today. He will present Saturday, April 20th at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center in Boone. The museum is located at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, 225 10th St., …

B&SVRR Season Passes have arrived!

Each of Iowa’s changing seasons brings something new to see in the beautiful Des Moines River Valley. With the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s new season passes, you can ride the train multiple times throughout the year, taking in the sights of the ever-changing river valley. Season passes are available for single adults or for …

Potential volunteers encouraged to attend B&SVRR Rules and Safety class April 6

Have you ever wanted to holler “All Aboard!” before the train pulls out of the station? Have you wished that you could be behind the throttle of a locomotive? This could be your chance! The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad is holding its 2019 Rules and Safety Class this coming Saturday, April 6, at the …

Get out, enjoy the warmth and some great BBQ!

It has been a long winter. Why not take advantage of this warm weather in the forecast, have a night out, and enjoy some tasty BBQ aboard our historic 1950’s dining cars? Tickets are $40 per person and include a 2+ hour ride, and your choice of Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, or a …

Popular book on Fort Dodge Line returns to the B&SVRR Gift Shop

Don Hofsommer’s book covering the history of the Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern has returned to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s gift shop.  It is a beautiful, hardcover book, full of many photographs (several in vibrant color) of the Fort Dodge Line in action, and is a must-have for anyone interested in Iowa …

Dr. Rudy Daniels to present “Riding the Orphan Trains”, Saturday, March 23

Orphan Trains were a unique American phenomenon. This program by Dr. Rudy Daniels explains why and how the movement started and the various agencies that sponsored the children. Ride with them on the various routes and on the different cars they occupied. Just as important, this program explains the various events that caused the orphan …

Join us for some great barbecue aboard our Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains

What are you doing on Saturday night? Why not join us for a trip aboard our Sunset BBQ Dinner Train? These trains, operating on Saturday evenings in March and April, feature a 2+ hour ride, your choice of Sliced Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Half Chicken, or a Grilled Portobello Mushroom. Tickets are only $40 per …

Steve Miller to present “Railroads Through the English Valley” at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum

If you’re looking for something to do on your Saturday (February 16, 2019), why not stop by the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad? Steve Miller will present a railroad program covering railroading along the Mississippi River, the Rock Island in central and northwest Iowa, Mason City Railroads, the …

All Valentine Dinner Trains sold out

All of this year’s Valentine Dinner Trains have now sold out.  The next trains operating will be our Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains, which were extremely popular in 2018.  This year, the Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains will be operating on Saturday evenings in March and April (excluding March 2).  Tickets are just $40 per person, and …