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 …

Dr. Rudy Daniels to present “Riding the Orphan Trains”, Saturday, March 23

Orphan Trains were a unique American phenomenon. This program by Dr. Rudy Daniels explains why and how the movement started and the various agencies that sponsored the children. Ride with them on the various routes and on the different cars they occupied. Just as important, this program explains the various events that caused the orphan …

Steve Miller to present “Railroads Through the English Valley” at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum

If you’re looking for something to do on your Saturday (February 16, 2019), why not stop by the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad? Steve Miller will present a railroad program covering railroading along the Mississippi River, the Rock Island in central and northwest Iowa, Mason City Railroads, the …