Tomorrow is Electric Day!

Saturday, June 1 is Electric Day at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum. From 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM Charles City Western Car 50, and Chicago, South Shore, & South Bend 106 will both be in operation between our depot and downtown Boone. Why not make a day of it? Take a ride …

Full 2019 schedule gets underway on Saturday!

This Saturday marks the kickoff to the 36th season of operations at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum in Boone, Iowa. In addition to excursion train rides at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm, and the dinner train at 5:00 pm, the railroad’s new Wolf Lunch Train will be making its debut. This train …

Train Ride Today at 1:30 PM (5/18/19)

It has turned out to be a beautiful morning. It looks like the start time for the rain has been pushed back, and we should have a nice, dry, day for a train ride. In just a few minutes, our crews will couple the engine to the train, and get ready for today’s departure. Why …

How about going for a train ride on Saturday?

We are chugging along, getting closer and closer to the weekend! Once again, our Fraser Train will be operating this coming Saturday (5/18/19), with one departure at 1:30 PM. Basic coach class adult tickets are $22, kids are only $9. That includes admission to our James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, which opens at 10 AM. …

Join us for a super Saturday!

Looking for something fun for the family to do this weekend? With mostly sunny skies and beautiful temperatures in the forecast, a scenic train ride, and a great guest scheduled to speak at the museum, we think it’s going to be a super Saturday (5/11/19) at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Our traditional Saturday …

B&SVRR Season Passes have arrived!

Each of Iowa’s changing seasons brings something new to see in the beautiful Des Moines River Valley. With the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s new season passes, you can ride the train multiple times throughout the year, taking in the sights of the ever-changing river valley. Season passes are available for single adults or for …

Popular book on Fort Dodge Line returns to the B&SVRR Gift Shop

Don Hofsommer’s book covering the history of the Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern has returned to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s gift shop.  It is a beautiful, hardcover book, full of many photographs (several in vibrant color) of the Fort Dodge Line in action, and is a must-have for anyone interested in Iowa …

Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride

There’s a blizzard so fierce that reindeer can’t fly in it. How will Santa deliver gifts to children on the Iowa frontier?  Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride takes little ones on a winter adventure with Santa on his first-ever train ride to old-time Iowa. The book was written and illustrated by Misty McNally, whose mother was born in Boone …