Ticket availability update

A limited number of tickets remain for Pumpkin Express Trains on Sunday, October 17, and Saturday, October 23. Otherwise, all Pumpkin Express Trains have sold out. Also, a VERY limited number of tickets remain for the 1:30 PM Fraser Excursion Train on Saturday, October 9. With the 1:30 PM train filling up, look for tickets …

Enjoy Iowa’s fall colors with us!

The Iowa DNR says that the central Iowa landscape is becoming increasingly punctuated by yellows from ash, elm, and walnut. Poison ivy, sumac, and dogwoods are red along roadsides and woodland edges. Maples have begun turning in isolated spots. Estimated Peak Viewing: October 9-17. Our Fraser Excursion Train operates Thursday through Sunday, departing at 1:30 …

Here comes Thomas!

Following up on our last “What’s It? Wednesday”, the item pictured is the headlight of Thomas The Tank Engine. We didn’t think the day would ever come, but now we can officially announce that Thomas The Tank Engine will be returning to Boone, Iowa in September, and that tickets are on sale! Our 2021 Day …

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 …

12/12/20 Santa Express Trains Operating as Scheduled

Today’s Santa Express trains are operating as scheduled. We ask that you arrive at the depot one hour prior to departure time. Trains cannot be held for late arrivals. The remainder of this year’s Santa Express trains have sold out. Tickets for next year’s Santa Express trains will go on sale late next fall. All …

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 …

Train Status: Sold Out Trains

TRAIN STATUS: All trains for this weekend (Saturday, October 17 and October 18, 2020) have SOLD OUT. Thursday’s train (October 15, 2020) has sold out as well. A very limited number of tickets remain for Friday’s 1:30 PM excursion train (Classic Coach Class only). Order by clicking on “Buy Tickets”, or by calling 1-800-626-0319. All …