Full season begins Memorial Day Weekend!

This coming Saturday, May 28th, the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad officially kicks off its 2022 season. On Saturday, we resume our normal schedule, offering train rides on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (closed Monday through Wednesday, with only our business office open to take your phone calls). Saturday’s departures include our 11 am Wolf …

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, …

Attention Educators!

Can you believe that it’s February? The end of the school year will be here before we know it. Are your students learning about transportation? Maybe you’re just looking for a new experience for your students. From April through early June, and September through October, we operate special school charters through the Des Moines River …