New exhibit Electric Railroads of Iowa Open to the Public

A new exhibit called “Electric Railroads of Iowa” is open to the public at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center. It is comprised of 19- 4 color 7’ display panels and covers such topics as the inception of Iowa’s trolleys and interurbans, their growth and declining years, and identifies Iowa’s major lines …

Ride the Trolley

While the Covid-19 situation has put the brakes on this year’s full Electric Day schedule of events, our electric trolley, Charles City Western Car 50 will still be up and running on Saturday (May 30, 2020). The trolley should be coming out of the shed by 10 AM, and is scheduled to run until 4 …

Modified Train Schedule as of 5/27/20

Fraser Excursion Train Reservations Required Limited Seating Friday at 1:30 PM Saturday at 1:30 PM & 4 PM Sunday at 1:30 PM (No trains Monday-Thursday) Lunch Train Reservations Required Limited Seating Saturday at 10:45 AM Dinner Train Reservations Required Limited Seating Saturday at 5:00 PM Museum Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday 12:00 PM …

Updated Schedule

Normally, this coming weekend (Memorial Day Weekend) would be a huge weekend for us. However, with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we will be operating with a very limited schedule. At this point in time, we will only be operating trains on Saturday. The only two trains operating will be our 11:00 AM Lunch Train, and …

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 …