Full season begins Memorial Day Weekend!

This coming Saturday, May 28th, the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad officially kicks off its 2022 season. On Saturday, we resume our normal schedule, offering train rides on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (closed Monday through Wednesday, with only our business office open to take your phone calls). Saturday’s departures include our 11 am Wolf …

Speaker series continues with Don Hofsommer

Don L. Hofsommer national railroad author, historian and speaker will present a free program, “Railroaders I Have Met Along the Way: Their Values, Virtues, and Talents” Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum in Boone, IA. This is an “in-person” (at museum) and ZOOM event. Don will present …

Speaker series continues with ZOOM presentation from Henry Posner III

Henry Posner III, who is a railroad chairman, owner, venture capitalist and member of numerous railroad related boards, will present a free ZOOM program Saturday, March 19th at 2 p.m. called History of the IAIS (Iowa Interstate Railroad) and the RDC (Railroad Development Corporation) in the Year 2022. His program will discuss their origin, evolution …

JHAM Speaker Series continues with Dr. Rudy Daniels

Dr. Rudy Daniels presents Steam Glory 101, Saturday, February 19th at 2 pm via ZOOM or attend live-in person, at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum in Boone, Iowa.Rudy’s free program will trace the evolution of the steam locomotive from its earliest experiments to the spectacular speedsters of the twentieth century. He will show how …

Bill Greenley to speak at the James H. Andrew RR Museum January 15

Bill Greenley – Iowa Railroad Depots – Sat. Jan. 15, 2022 at 2 pm, ZOOM and Live-in person at museum Bill Greenley will highlight rare and unusual Iowa railroad depots from the Chicago & North Western, Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern as well as the Rock Island. Bill, with help from friends Jim Rueber, …

Weekend Getaway

Looking for a fun family outing? The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s 2021 season is now underway! Our trains operate Thursday through Sunday (Closed Monday through Wednesday), now through October 31. Admission to the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum is included with most train tickets. The museum is also open Thursday through Sunday through October …

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 …

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 …