Classic cars at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad!

This Sunday, July 14th from 1 pm until 4 pm, stop by the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa to check out the classic cars at the Tom Crooks Memorial Auto Show. Maybe you’d even like to show up with your own classic car. In addition to the car show, our 12:00 pm …

Thomas The Tank Engine arrives in September

Can you believe that we are already well into July? September will be here before we know it. And, with September comes Thomas The Tank Engine’s annual visit to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. Take a 25 minute ride behind Thomas, visit the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, take part in …

Fathers ride free this weekend

Celebrate Father’s Day with us.  On Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, fathers ride our Fraser Train free with another fare-paying adult. Just mention promo code FATHER19.  This offer is good for basic coach class only, tickets are not upgradable, and cannot be combined with any other offer. On Saturday, June 15, the Fraser …

Grant to present “The Rock Island’s Trans-Iowa Line”

Clemson University History Professor H. Roger Grant will present a free special presentation Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. Grant’s program will “trace the building, operation, and fate of a strategic and important piece of U.S. trackage …

Tomorrow is Electric Day!

Saturday, June 1 is Electric Day at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum. From 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM Charles City Western Car 50, and Chicago, South Shore, & South Bend 106 will both be in operation between our depot and downtown Boone. Why not make a day of it? Take a ride …

Join us for a super Saturday!

Looking for something fun for the family to do this weekend? With mostly sunny skies and beautiful temperatures in the forecast, a scenic train ride, and a great guest scheduled to speak at the museum, we think it’s going to be a super Saturday (5/11/19) at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Our traditional Saturday …

Hofsommer to present “Railroaders” at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum

National railroad author and historian Don L. Hofsommer will present a free illustrated program called “Railroaders” Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center. The museum is located at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, 225 10th St., Boone, IA. Don’s program will highlight railroaders at …

Boy Scouts of America Railroading Merit Badge Trains

Our Fraser Excursion Train is getting a workout today, hauling Boy Scouts from the Boone County Fairgrounds to Fraser, and return, all as part of earning their Railroading Merit Badges. While the Fraser Train is not available to the public today, the James H. Andrew Museum and the gift shop are open, and tonight’s dinner …

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., …