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. …

All aboard!

Our crews are preparing the Fraser Train for today’s 1:30 PM departure. Basic coach class tickets are $22 for adults, $9 for kids for a 1 hour and 45-minute journey across the 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge and through the beautiful Des Moines River Valley. Or maybe you would like to catch this …

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 …

Hofsommer to present “Railroaders” at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum

National railroad author and historian Don L. Hofsommer will present a free illustrated program called “Railroaders” Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center. The museum is located at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, 225 10th St., Boone, IA. Don’s program will highlight railroaders at …

Steve Glischinski to present “Iowa Railroading from the 1970s to today”

Railroad author, photographer and historian Steve Glischinski will present the free program called Iowa Railroading from the 1970s to Today. He will present Saturday, April 20th at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center in Boone. The museum is located at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, 225 10th St., …

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 …

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 …