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 …

2019 Day Out With Thomas Continues!

Today, we kick off the second weekend of our 2019 Day Out With Thomas event.  Thomas The Tank Engine is departing from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s depot (225 10th Street in Boone, Iowa) every hour on the hour until 5:00 pm this afternoon.  Tickets are still available for all of today’s trains. Tickets …

Why not take a train ride today?

Don’t let the clouds scare you away. The trains are running today, and everyday through October 31st at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Our Fraser Excursion train is departing at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm this afternoon, and the James H. Andrew Museum and the depot gift shop are open for business. Basic coach …