Here comes the Pumpkin Express!

It is getting closer and closer to Pumpkin Express time at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. This year we are expanding, and making improvements to, our pumpkin patch! Step aboard for a trip across the 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge and through the Des Moines River Valley as you travel to the …

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 …

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!