Volunteer Open House

Without our volunteers, our railroad and museum would be a very quiet place. Thanks to our amazing volunteers, the trains chug down the tracks, and the museum is a remarkable place. Just as the pandemic has impacted the labor pool for businesses, we have seen fewer volunteers here.We need you to help us tell the …

Thomas returns to Boone in September ’22!

It’s official! We can now announce that Thomas The Tank Engine will be returning to Boone, Iowa in September, and that tickets are on sale! Our 2022 Day Out With Thomas event is taking place on September 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18. Tickets are $20 per person and include a ride behind Thomas The …

Sold Out

This year’s Easter Bunny Express, as well as our remaining Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains, have all sold out. Tickets still remain for our 1:30 PM Fraser Train and our 5:00 PM Dinner Train on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Prepaid reservations are required. To purchase tickets, visit bsvrr.com/tickets, or call (515) 432-4249.

Speaker series continues with Don Hofsommer

Don L. Hofsommer national railroad author, historian and speaker will present a free program, “Railroaders I Have Met Along the Way: Their Values, Virtues, and Talents” Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum in Boone, IA. This is an “in-person” (at museum) and ZOOM event. Don will present …

Earn your Railroading Merit Badge at the B&SVRR

Do you belong to a Boy Scout Troop that would be interested in earning their Railroading Merit Badge this summer? At this time, two classes are available at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad: Saturday, July 9 and Saturday, August 13 Contact us at (515) 432-4249 or info@bsvrr.com for more information.

JHAM Speaker Series continues with Dr. Rudy Daniels

Dr. Rudy Daniels presents Steam Glory 101, Saturday, February 19th at 2 pm via ZOOM or attend live-in person, at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum in Boone, Iowa.Rudy’s free program will trace the evolution of the steam locomotive from its earliest experiments to the spectacular speedsters of the twentieth century. He will show how …

Valentine Dinner Trains have sold out

All Valentine Dinner Trains for our 2022 season have sold out. As an alternative, perhaps you would like to try our popular Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains operating in March and April. Prepaid reservations are required for all trains. Check availability and purchase tickets at bsvrr.com/tickets, or call (515) 432-4249.

Bill Greenley to speak at the James H. Andrew RR Museum January 15

Bill Greenley – Iowa Railroad Depots – Sat. Jan. 15, 2022 at 2 pm, ZOOM and Live-in person at museum Bill Greenley will highlight rare and unusual Iowa railroad depots from the Chicago & North Western, Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern as well as the Rock Island. Bill, with help from friends Jim Rueber, …

Today’s (12/11/21) trains operating as scheduled

Today’s (12/11/21) Santa Express trains are operating as scheduled. Please arrive at the depot one hour prior to departure. Don’t miss the train — it departs promptly at the advertised departure time. All aboard!

All Santa Express Trains for 2021 have sold out

All of this year’s Santa Express Trains have sold out. Our next special event will be February’s Valentine Dinner Trains. Ticket for those trains will go on sale January 3, 2022. We hope to see you next year!