Holiday Hours

The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s museum, gift shop, and depot will be opening at noon today, and closing at 4 pm. Our 1:30 pm Fraser Excursion Train is operating as scheduled, with boarding beginning at approximately 1:15 pm, departure promptly at 1:30 pm. Please be at the depot by 12:30 pm to pick up …

Why not take a train ride today?

Don’t let the clouds scare you away. The trains are running today, and everyday through October 31st at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Our Fraser Excursion train is departing at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm this afternoon, and the James H. Andrew Museum and the depot gift shop are open for business. Basic coach …

Classic cars at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad!

This Sunday, July 14th from 1 pm until 4 pm, stop by the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa to check out the classic cars at the Tom Crooks Memorial Auto Show. Maybe you’d even like to show up with your own classic car. In addition to the car show, our 12:00 pm …

Thomas The Tank Engine arrives in September

Can you believe that we are already well into July? September will be here before we know it. And, with September comes Thomas The Tank Engine’s annual visit to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. Take a 25 minute ride behind Thomas, visit the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, take part in …

4th of July at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

The depot, museum, and gift shop of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad will open at 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 4th, and will close at 4:00 PM. Tickets still remain for our 1:30 PM departure. We hope that you will join us for a train ride and a visit to the museum. All of …

Today’s Trains

We are just about to begin the boarding process for our 11 AM Wolf Lunch Train. But, don’t worry, you haven’t missed the train just yet.  We still have our classic excursion, the Fraser Train, departing at 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM, and tickets are still available. Basic coach class tickets start at $22 for …

Fathers ride free this weekend

Celebrate Father’s Day with us.  On Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, fathers ride our Fraser Train free with another fare-paying adult. Just mention promo code FATHER19.  This offer is good for basic coach class only, tickets are not upgradable, and cannot be combined with any other offer. On Saturday, June 15, the Fraser …

Join us for a Sunday train ride

Right now, crews are preparing our Wolf Picnic Train for its usual 12:00 PM Sunday departure. But don’t forget that we also have a our Fraser Train departing at 1:30 PM today. Basic coach class tickets are $22 for adults and $9 for kids — climate controlled coach, Valley View, and caboose tickets are also …

Looking like we have a beautiful Saturday ahead of us!

WIth sunshine and highs in the lower to middle 80s, it looks like Saturday (6/8/19) is going to be a great day for a train ride.  Plenty of tickets still remain for our 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM Fraser Train departures. With climate controlled coach, basic coach, Valley View, or caboose options available, we offer …

Grant to present “The Rock Island’s Trans-Iowa Line”

Clemson University History Professor H. Roger Grant will present a free special presentation Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. Grant’s program will “trace the building, operation, and fate of a strategic and important piece of U.S. trackage …