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., …

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 …