Tourist & Museum Railways in
A train of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
crosses the Bass Point Creek Bridge
headed by locomotive 1003, an EMD NW2 1000hp Bo-Bo diesel
electric built in 1942
& Scenic Valley Railroad Boone to Wolf, about 11 miles
(18 km), standard gauge. Short excursions operate from Boone to Fraser
(7½ miles, 12 km) every day from the end of May to October. Inclusive
dining excursions operate the full length of the line on Saturday
evenings from April to early December, and Friday evenings from June to
October. All excursions are currently diesel hauled; a steam
locomotive, a Chinese class JS 2-8-2, is in the course of restoration.
An electric tram (streetcar) runs between the railroad station and downtown
Boone on summer weekends.
- Iowa Trolley Park rail and tramway museum offering
short rides on handcar or with a small diesel locomotive. There is
also a miniature self drive railway for children only.
- Midwest Central
Railroad 1 mile (1.6km), 3 ft (914 mm) gauge line in McMillan
Park, Mount Pleasant. Usually steam hauled. Irregular operating days,
refer to the events page on the website.