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Get out, enjoy the warmth and some great BBQ!

It has been a long winter. Why not take advantage of this warm weather in the forecast, have a night out, and enjoy some tasty BBQ aboard our historic 1950’s dining cars? Tickets are $40 per person and include a 2+ hour ride, and your choice of Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, or a …

Popular book on Fort Dodge Line returns to the B&SVRR Gift Shop

Don Hofsommer’s book covering the history of the Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern has returned to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s gift shop.  It is a beautiful, hardcover book, full of many photographs (several in vibrant color) of the Fort Dodge Line in action, and is a must-have for anyone interested in Iowa …

Dr. Rudy Daniels to present “Riding the Orphan Trains”, Saturday, March 23

Orphan Trains were a unique American phenomenon. This program by Dr. Rudy Daniels explains why and how the movement started and the various agencies that sponsored the children. Ride with them on the various routes and on the different cars they occupied. Just as important, this program explains the various events that caused the orphan …

Join us for some great barbecue aboard our Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains

What are you doing on Saturday night? Why not join us for a trip aboard our Sunset BBQ Dinner Train? These trains, operating on Saturday evenings in March and April, feature a 2+ hour ride, your choice of Sliced Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Half Chicken, or a Grilled Portobello Mushroom. Tickets are only $40 per …

Steve Miller to present “Railroads Through the English Valley” at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum

If you’re looking for something to do on your Saturday (February 16, 2019), why not stop by the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad? Steve Miller will present a railroad program covering railroading along the Mississippi River, the Rock Island in central and northwest Iowa, Mason City Railroads, the …

All Valentine Dinner Trains sold out

All of this year’s Valentine Dinner Trains have now sold out.  The next trains operating will be our Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains, which were extremely popular in 2018.  This year, the Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains will be operating on Saturday evenings in March and April (excluding March 2).  Tickets are just $40 per person, and …

Limited number of seats available for Valentine’s Day dinner train

A limited number of tickets remain for our Valentine’s Day dinner train (train departs promptly at 5 PM). These tickets are not available online. To make your reservation, please call 1-800-626-0319 or 515-432-4249.  These dinner trains feature our new menu for 2019:  Ribeye Steak, Iowa Chop, Spinach-Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breast, Honey-Chipotle Salmon, or our Homemade …

2019 BOGO Deal now underway!

The calendar on the wall says it’s mid-January, and that means our buy one get one ticket deal is going on now.  Now through Friday, May 10, 2019, when you purchase one adult Classic Coach Class ticket, you can get one adult Classic Coach Class ticket free. The tickets are good for any regularly-scheduled Fraser …