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The Santa Express and Toys For Tots team up again

Once again, we have teamed up with Toys For Tots to help collect toys for less fortunate children. Through December 12, you can help by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy during our Santa Express trains at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum. You will receive a complimentary basic coach class child’s boarding …

Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride

There’s a blizzard so fierce that reindeer can’t fly in it. How will Santa deliver gifts to children on the Iowa frontier?  Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride takes little ones on a winter adventure with Santa on his first-ever train ride to old-time Iowa. The book was written and illustrated by Misty McNally, whose mother was born in Boone …

All aboard the Santa Express!

Bring the family, and enjoy a ride from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s depot to the North Pole (and return). En route, you will hear the story of Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride, sing holiday songs, and take part in other fun, family activities. Also on board, you will be served hot chocolate and a …

Napier Depot gets a facelift

It has been a season of painting around the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & James H. Andrew Railroad Museum. Our museum annex, depot lobby, and a caboose to be used in an upcoming exhibit have all been repainted. The latest painting project is the Napier Depot located on Story Street in downtown Boone. Barb …

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, …

For that hard to shop for person

  Are you looking for the perfect gift for that hard to shop for person in your life?  Why not give them the gift of a train ride?   Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad gift cards are available in a variety of amounts, and may be used to purchase tickets for any of our trains, …