Ticket availability update

A limited number of tickets remain for Pumpkin Express Trains on Sunday, October 17, and Saturday, October 23. Otherwise, all Pumpkin Express Trains have sold out. Also, a VERY limited number of tickets remain for the 1:30 PM Fraser Excursion Train on Saturday, October 9. With the 1:30 PM train filling up, look for tickets …

Pumpkin Express 2021

Tickets for our 2021 Pumpkin Express trains are on sale now! Take the family on this one hour and thirty minute journey (across our 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge, and the Des Moines River Bridge) to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s pumpkin patch. Once at the patch, children will be able to …

Here comes Thomas!

Following up on our last “What’s It? Wednesday”, the item pictured is the headlight of Thomas The Tank Engine. We didn’t think the day would ever come, but now we can officially announce that Thomas The Tank Engine will be returning to Boone, Iowa in September, and that tickets are on sale! Our 2021 Day …

2021 Speaker Series Underway!

It’s a great weekend to learn about railroading in Iowa! Join us this Saturday, January 16th, at 2pm for our first guest speaker of the new year. We are excited to have Earl Short join us to discuss the history of the legendary Waveland Park Trolley Loop. This will only be available via Zoom, not …

12/12/20 Santa Express Trains Operating as Scheduled

Today’s Santa Express trains are operating as scheduled. We ask that you arrive at the depot one hour prior to departure time. Trains cannot be held for late arrivals. The remainder of this year’s Santa Express trains have sold out. Tickets for next year’s Santa Express trains will go on sale late next fall. All …

Santa Express Trains Operating as Scheduled

Santa just called and is excited to hear that snow is in the forecast! He said his elves will be sure the track is clear and ready for the Santa Express to visit. The fresh blanket of snow is sure to provide a beautiful train ride to the North Pole tomorrow. For those of you …

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 …