Join us for a Sunday train ride

Right now, crews are preparing our Wolf Picnic Train for its usual 12:00 PM Sunday departure. But don’t forget that we also have a our Fraser Train departing at 1:30 PM today. Basic coach class tickets are $22 for adults and $9 for kids — climate controlled coach, Valley View, and caboose tickets are also …

Looking like we have a beautiful Saturday ahead of us!

WIth sunshine and highs in the lower to middle 80s, it looks like Saturday (6/8/19) is going to be a great day for a train ride.  Plenty of tickets still remain for our 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM Fraser Train departures. With climate controlled coach, basic coach, Valley View, or caboose options available, we offer …

Let’s take a Sunday picnic

Looking for something fun and different to do on your Sunday? Why not gather the family, pack a lunch, and take a picnic aboard the historic 1950s diners of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. You bring your meal, we provide the table and a 2+ hour ride through the beautiful Des Moines River Valley. …

Full 2019 schedule gets underway on Saturday!

This Saturday marks the kickoff to the 36th season of operations at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum in Boone, Iowa. In addition to excursion train rides at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm, and the dinner train at 5:00 pm, the railroad’s new Wolf Lunch Train will be making its debut. This train …

Train Ride Today at 1:30 PM (5/18/19)

It has turned out to be a beautiful morning. It looks like the start time for the rain has been pushed back, and we should have a nice, dry, day for a train ride. In just a few minutes, our crews will couple the engine to the train, and get ready for today’s departure. Why …

How about going for a train ride on Saturday?

We are chugging along, getting closer and closer to the weekend! Once again, our Fraser Train will be operating this coming Saturday (5/18/19), with one departure at 1:30 PM. Basic coach class adult tickets are $22, kids are only $9. That includes admission to our James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, which opens at 10 AM. …

Steam Engine Status – Help Keep Us Steaming in 2019!

Our steam locomotive is undergoing a major inspection. At this time, we do not have an exact date for the return of steam, but a couple of factors are making it look more and more likely that 8419 will be making her return in the spring of 2019 rather than October of this year. It …

Excursion Trains and Day Out With Thomas at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Don’t forget, our excursion trains are operating daily through October 31st – Sunday through Friday at 1:30 PM, Saturdays at 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM. On the weekends we have dessert or picnic trains as well.   And, while it doesn’t seem possible, we are getting closer to Thomas The Tank Engine’s return to Boone, …