Part of the steam crew does last minute preparations before departing on the first steam excursion of the season on this Memorial Day Weekend.
A westbound stack train led by UP #8788 races into the town of Boone, Iowa as rain continues to fall and will continue to fall for most of the entire weekend.
As Eli and Joe run 8419, Stephen and John grab shots of the train coming out of town and across Marion Street for the trip to Fraser.
Darin Jacobs looks over the 8419 after returning from doing the excursion run from Boone, Iowa to Fraser and back again. The 8419 will run around its train and run tender forward for the 4:00pm ex... (more)
After running around their train at Fraser, the first excursion train of the day returns back into Boone, Iowa passing the depot and train order signal.
Fireman Joseph Magee shovels coal into the firebox of Boone & Scenic Valley #8419, a 2-8-2 JS Class Chinese Built Steam Locomotive.
Spencer Vaughn puts water into 8419's tender after returning from Fraser to Boone, Iowa on the first excursion trip of the day. They will do another trip later on at 4:00pm to Fraser and back agai... (more)
On board the Rock Island Caboose, we see CCW Car Number 50 return back to the station after running through Boone east of the station. Car 50 was built by the McGuire-Cummings Company of Paris, Il... (more)
Taken with permission. Minneapolis & St. Louis ALCO RS-1 sits in the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad shops in Boone, IA. The unit will operate on excursions once again on Sunday and during t... (more)
A Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad crew member poses next to a 2-8-2 JS Chinese Built Steam Locomotive that has returned to Boone from Fraser.
A special B&SV dinner train charter works its way up the hill at Pilcher's.
Throttle on the left side? Yep, on B&SV's Chinese-built Mikado, the only one of its type running in the U.S.
JS 8419 is being prepared for a special NRHS Convention excursion.
An Eastbound stack train is shown just West of the Kate Sheley High Bridge.
Former AC6000CW leads a grain train west of the Kate Shelley High Bridge. The alignment to the old bridge can still be seen in the background.