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!

2021 Santa Express tickets on sale November 1

Tickets for our 2021 Santa Express trains will go on sale November 1 (online at midnight, or via phone at 9 AM). For a complete look at departure dates, and additional event information, visit bsvrr.com/events. To purchase tickets when they go on sale, visit bsvrr.com/tickets, or call (515) 432-4249.

2021 Regular Season Winding Down

Our full schedule ends on Sunday, October 31, but there are still opportunities for you to take a train ride with us. Tickets still remain for our Fraser Trains on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There are still seats available on our final Pumpkin Express train on Saturday morning. And, you can still take a …

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 …