Speaker series continues with Don Hofsommer

Don L. Hofsommer national railroad author, historian and speaker will present a free program, “Railroaders I Have Met Along the Way: Their Values, Virtues, and Talents” Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum in Boone, IA. This is an “in-person” (at museum) and ZOOM event. Don will present …

Speaker series continues with ZOOM presentation from Henry Posner III

Henry Posner III, who is a railroad chairman, owner, venture capitalist and member of numerous railroad related boards, will present a free ZOOM program Saturday, March 19th at 2 p.m. called History of the IAIS (Iowa Interstate Railroad) and the RDC (Railroad Development Corporation) in the Year 2022. His program will discuss their origin, evolution …

JHAM Speaker Series continues with Dr. Rudy Daniels

Dr. Rudy Daniels presents Steam Glory 101, Saturday, February 19th at 2 pm via ZOOM or attend live-in person, at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum in Boone, Iowa.Rudy’s free program will trace the evolution of the steam locomotive from its earliest experiments to the spectacular speedsters of the twentieth century. He will show how …

Bill Greenley to speak at the James H. Andrew RR Museum January 15

Bill Greenley – Iowa Railroad Depots – Sat. Jan. 15, 2022 at 2 pm, ZOOM and Live-in person at museum Bill Greenley will highlight rare and unusual Iowa railroad depots from the Chicago & North Western, Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern as well as the Rock Island. Bill, with help from friends Jim Rueber, …

2021 Speaker Series Underway!

It’s a great weekend to learn about railroading in Iowa! Join us this Saturday, January 16th, at 2pm for our first guest speaker of the new year. We are excited to have Earl Short join us to discuss the history of the legendary Waveland Park Trolley Loop. This will only be available via Zoom, not …

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, …

This weekend’s program by Wes Bender cancelled

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center in Boone, Iowa has cancelled the Saturday, March 21 program by Wes Bender program – Iowa City Railways. When possible, this event will be rescheduled. The status of the last program of the year, The Cedar Valley Route, which is scheduled …

2020 speaker series continues with railroad transit historian Wes Bender

UPDATE: NOW CANCELLED Trolley motorman and railroad transit historian Wes Bender will present a free program called “Iowa City Railways”, 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The program will be held at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. Wes will cover …

2020 Speaker Series continues with Bob Bourne and “Street Railways in Ames 1890-1929”

Transit Consultant and Noted Railroad Historian Bob Bourne will present a free program called Street Railways in Ames – 1890-1929 – Saturday February 15th, 2020 at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. The railroad is located at 225 10th St in Boone, …