Boone, Iowa is home to the
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
(One of the B&SVRR Diesel Engines is pictured above)


The United Pacific 4014 Steam Engine
came to Boone, Iowa in May, June & July of 2019
Video (284MB mov)

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The United Pacific 844 Steam Engine
came to Boone, Iowa
in August, 2012
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We love trains here in Boone, Iowa; especially ones pulled by steam engines. During our long railroad history, we've been host to steam engines bigger and smaller than the UP 844. We even have one working 2-8-2 steam engine (the Iowan) that lives here at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad.
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It operates every year on Saturdays from Memorial Day through October, pulling passengers through the Boone County countryside, through the Des Moines river valley to Fraser, then back to the city of Boone. For more information, check out the B&SVRR web site. You might even see Thomas if your timing is right!
Video (70MB mpeg)