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 …

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 …

Thomas The Tank Engine arrives in September

Can you believe that we are already well into July? September will be here before we know it. And, with September comes Thomas The Tank Engine’s annual visit to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. Take a 25 minute ride behind Thomas, visit the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, take part in …

4th of July at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

The depot, museum, and gift shop of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad will open at 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 4th, and will close at 4:00 PM. Tickets still remain for our 1:30 PM departure. We hope that you will join us for a train ride and a visit to the museum. All of …

Today’s Trains

We are just about to begin the boarding process for our 11 AM Wolf Lunch Train. But, don’t worry, you haven’t missed the train just yet.  We still have our classic excursion, the Fraser Train, departing at 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM, and tickets are still available. Basic coach class tickets start at $22 for …