COVID-19 Update from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Just like you, the COVID-19 pandemic has put us in the position of having to make decisions that we never really imagined we would ever have to make. One curve it has thrown at us is to implement social distancing in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. In order to accomplish this, …

February 7 Valentine Dinner Train Update

A very limited number of tickets remain for our Friday, February 7 Valentine Dinner Train.  Reservation deadline is 4 PM on Tuesday, February 4. Purchase your tickets now by calling 1-800-626-0319, or by going to the “Purchase Tickets” page at www.bsvrr.com.

Santa Express tickets still available 12/6, 12/7, 12/8

Thinking of riding our Santa Express train this year? This coming weekend (Friday night, Saturday, or Sunday) would be a great opportunity for you to do so. The forecast is looking warm and dry, and seating is still available. Tickets for First Class Coach are $45 per person, Basic Coach Class tickets are $18 per …

Here comes the Santa Express!

Where has this year gone? Our first Santa Express train of 2019 will be departing from the depot on Friday, November 29. Have you purchased your tickets? Basic Coach tickets are $18 per person, First Class Coach tickets are $45 per person. Tickets are available by clicking here, or by calling 1-800-626-0319. All aboard!

2019 Day Out With Thomas Continues!

Today, we kick off the second weekend of our 2019 Day Out With Thomas event.  Thomas The Tank Engine is departing from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s depot (225 10th Street in Boone, Iowa) every hour on the hour until 5:00 pm this afternoon.  Tickets are still available for all of today’s trains. Tickets …

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 …

Leisurely ride through the valley

The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s former VIA Rail (and before that Canadian National) FP9A 6540 is just a few minutes away from reaching the 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge with last Saturday’s lunch train.  The lunch train departs Saturdays at 11:00 AM for a 2+ hour journey through the Des Moines River …