Tickets for our 2020 Santa Express are on sale now

2020 has been a year of changes and our Santa Express train operations are no different. Our volunteers and staff have worked hard to develop an operating plan designed to keep everyone safe in these difficult times. In doing so, you may notice some slight changes. The biggest of these changes are substituting Yoo-Hoo drink …

This weekend’s program by Wes Bender cancelled

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center in Boone, Iowa has cancelled the Saturday, March 21 program by Wes Bender program – Iowa City Railways. When possible, this event will be rescheduled. The status of the last program of the year, The Cedar Valley Route, which is scheduled …

2020 speaker series continues with railroad transit historian Wes Bender

UPDATE: NOW CANCELLED Trolley motorman and railroad transit historian Wes Bender will present a free program called “Iowa City Railways”, 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The program will be held at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. Wes will cover …

All aboard the new Easter Bunny Express!

UPDATE: NOW CANCELLED Saturday, April 4th, join us for a ride aboard the all new Easter Bunny Express!  The Easter Bunny Express features a 30-minute train ride across the 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge, and the Des Moines River Bridge on its way to the Easter egg patch. At the patch, we will …

Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains are almost here!

The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s popular Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains in Boone, Iowa are almost ready to take to the rails. But don’t miss out, because they don’t last long! These special trains are offered only on Saturday evenings during the months of March and April. The 2+ hour ride includes your meal (your …

2020 Speaker Series continues with Bob Bourne and “Street Railways in Ames 1890-1929”

Transit Consultant and Noted Railroad Historian Bob Bourne will present a free program called Street Railways in Ames – 1890-1929 – Saturday February 15th, 2020 at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. The railroad is located at 225 10th St in Boone, …

February 7 Valentine Dinner Train Update

A very limited number of tickets remain for our Friday, February 7 Valentine Dinner Train.  Reservation deadline is 4 PM on Tuesday, February 4. Purchase your tickets now by calling 1-800-626-0319, or by going to the “Purchase Tickets” page at www.bsvrr.com.

Another departure added for our Valentine Dinner Trains

Seating remains for our special Valentine Dinner Train on Friday, February 7th. And, as other departures have sold out, another Valentine Dinner Train has been added, this time on Thursday, February 13th. You and your sweetheart will take a 2+ hour ride, and dine on your choice of Ribeye Steak, Iowa Chop, Spinach-Ricotta Stuffed Chicken …

Valentine Dinner Trains are selling out

Time is running out to make your reservations for this year’s Valentine Dinner Trains at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. At this time (11:00 AM, 1/24/20), two tickets remain for our train on Friday, February 14. More tickets are available for trains on February 7 and February 8, but they are selling quickly. Our …