2023 James H. Andrew Railroad Museum Speaker Series continues with Dave Kroeger

Railroad speaker and historian Dave Kroeger, President of the Iowa Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society, will present a free program called Chicago Central & Pacific; A Photo History 1985 to 1996 Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, 225 10th Street in Boone, Iowa. Dave will …

2023 James H. Andrew Railroad Museum Speaker Series gets underway with Stewart Buck

Stewart Buck, rail historian, teacher, and artist, will present at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, 225 10th Street in Boone, Iowa at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2023. With his program Legendary Steam Trains on the Overland Route, Stew will take us back to the golden era of transcontinental steam trains on the …

Here comes Thomas!

Thomas the Tank Engine will be stopping in Boone very soon! Join us on September 10-11 and 16-18 for our Day Out with Thomas event. There are plenty activities to take part in, including the train ride, a magician, musician, games, several model railroad displays, a ride on the electric trolley, and so much more. …

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 …