The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad is located in central Iowa and it operates
steam powered passenger excursion trains on former C&NW tracks. In 1988, it
ordered a new 2-8-2 locomotive from the Datong Company in China and it was
delivered in 1989. The cost was $350,000.00, which included a shipping cost of
over $100,000.00. The railroad operates this locomotive three times a day on
weekend and holidays from Memorial Day through the last weekend of October.
Heading west along US30 from I-35 or IA17, or heading east along US30 over the
Des Moines River, turn north at the stop sign south of Boone, Iowa. Continue
north along Story St., Boone, after about two miles, cross the first set of
railroad tracks. One block further north, cross the second, electrified railroad
track then turn left at the stop lights onto 11th St. Continue west for about
half a mile until you reach the BSV depot.