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, …

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 …

Tickets still remain for Valentine Dinner Trains

Tickets still remain for our Valentine Dinner Trains on February 7, 8, 14, 15. However, seating is limited for some of the departures. Be sure to reserve soon! Tickets are $67.25 per person and include a 2+ hour train ride, plus your choice of Ribeye Steak, Iowa Chop, Spinach/Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breast, Honey/Chipotle Salmon, or …

Valentine Dinner Trains, new gift shop items, and more!

Winter seems to have set in. And, while our basic excursion trains aren’t running this time of year, our doors are still open (winter hours are posted on our website). Last weekend, The James H. Andrew Railroad Museum’s popular speaker series got underway with a presentation from Dr. Rudy Daniels. Work continues to add merchandise …

2020 Speaker Series begins with Interurban America: Rails from Here to There and Everywhere in Between

The James H. Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center is hosting a free event entitled Interurban America: Rails from Here to There and Everywhere in Between featuring historian, author and teacher, Dr. Rudolph Daniels,  Saturday, January 11th, 2020, at 2 pm. Rudy will highlight the important impact electric trolleys and interurbans had on the growth …

Now accepting reservations for Valentine Dinner Trains

We are now accepting reservations for our 2020 Valentine Dinner Trains. This year, take that someone special in your life for a Valentine dinner they will never forget.  Tickets are just $67.25 per person, and include a two hour and fifteen minute ride, along with your choice of: Ribeye Steak, an Iowa Chop, a Spinach/Ricotta …

Last weekend of Santa Express trains

If you have wanted to take part in our Santa Express trains, your opportunities to do so this year are running out. The Santa Express will be making its last trip to the North Pole this weekend. A 10:30 AM departure on Sunday, 12/22 has been added, with tickets still remaining for that particular train. …

12/14/19 Santa Express

Crews are in the process of getting locomotives moved into place, and today’s Santa Express trains will be operating as scheduled. While today’s trains have sold out, tickets still remain for tomorrow’s 10:30 AM departure. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here. While you are at the depot, be sure to stop by the depot …