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Tomorrow is Electric Day!

Saturday, June 1 is Electric Day at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum. From 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM Charles City Western Car 50, and Chicago, South Shore, & South Bend 106 will both be in operation between our depot and downtown Boone. Why not make a day of it? Take a ride …

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. …

Join us for a super Saturday!

Looking for something fun for the family to do this weekend? With mostly sunny skies and beautiful temperatures in the forecast, a scenic train ride, and a great guest scheduled to speak at the museum, we think it’s going to be a super Saturday (5/11/19) at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Our traditional Saturday …

Hofsommer to present “Railroaders” at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum

National railroad author and historian Don L. Hofsommer will present a free illustrated program called “Railroaders” Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center. The museum is located at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, 225 10th St., Boone, IA. Don’s program will highlight railroaders at …

Boy Scouts of America Railroading Merit Badge Trains

Our Fraser Excursion Train is getting a workout today, hauling Boy Scouts from the Boone County Fairgrounds to Fraser, and return, all as part of earning their Railroading Merit Badges. While the Fraser Train is not available to the public today, the James H. Andrew Museum and the gift shop are open, and tonight’s dinner …