Rides & Fares
|Electric Weekend June 3rd and 4th!
Boone, Iowa – In
the early 1900s, the line over which the Boone & Scenic Valley
Railroad operates got its start hauling coal out of the Des Moines
River Valley. It began as a steam operation, but the line was soon
electrified. Electric locomotives and interurban passenger cars
ruled the valley until the mid-1950s, when passenger service ended,
and diesel locomotives were utilized to pull freight trains. By the
late 1970s and early 1980s, freight service on the line began to
dwindle until eventually most of the line was slated for abandonment.
In 1983, a group of 2,254 members rallied to save 11.5 miles of
trackage from Boone to an unincorporated community called Wolf. In
the late 1980s, this group restored electric operations over a
portion of “The Fort Dodge Line” within the city limits of Boone.
Saturday, June 3rd, and Sunday, June 4th the
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum will be celebrating
its electric heritage with its first ever “Electric Weekend”.
Various pieces of electric equipment will be featured, including the
jewel of the fleet, Charles City Western Car 50, which was built in
1915. Other equipment will include: Chicago, South Shore &
South Bend Car 106, a set of former Illinois Central electric
bi-level cars, and the railroad's most recent acquisition, Iowa
are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-11, and include
admission to the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum (where a movie
covering the history of Car 50 will be playing), $2 off of a basic
coach class ticket aboard our excursion train, and rides aboard
Charles City Western Car 50 and Chicago, South Shore & South Bend
Car 106. The event runs from 9 AM until 5 PM on Saturday, and from
10 AM until 4 PM on Sunday. Trolleys will be making trips downtown
every 30 minutes (alternating between Car 50 and Car 106).
more information, visit the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad's
website at www.bsvrr.com,
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad is a division of the Iowa Railroad
Historical Society, a non-profit, operating railroad museum.
Here Comes Thomas!
|Sales of steam print to help fund the
1472-day inspection of our steam locomotive
in October, 2017, our steam locomotive will begin to undergo its
1472-day inspection. This is a major undertaking, costing an
estimated $100,000 to perform. Various fundraising efforts are
underway, or are on the drawing board. One such effort is the
sale of these mounted 11" x 14" prints. The prints are selling
for $50, and are available in the gift shop, or by clicking the "Add to
Cart" button below. Again, proceeds go toward the 1472-day
inspection of locomotive 8419.
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