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.
This is the face of steam railroading in the 21st Century! An imported Chinese steamer pulls a colorful consist across a former interurban bridge in central Iowa.
A crewman prepares B&SV 2-8-2 8419 for a day out on the line.
The Boone Time Machine... Charles City Western car No. 50 (built in 1915) passes the former Fort Dodge Line freight station in downtown Boone, Iowa. Electric traction was popular in Iowa up th... (more)
Inside the cab of B&SV's Chinese 2-8-2, built by Datong in 1988.
No. 8419 performs a photo runby during a special NRHS convention charter.
B&SV's Chinese 2-8-2 is prepared for a day of service at Boone. Around 160 people rode the "Scenic Line" as part of the 2012 NRHS Convention.
Storming out of Boone: With thunderstorms moving east, a westbound Chicago and North Western freight storms out of Boone, Iowa, during the last rays of sunlight.
CNW 7026, 8045, 8047 roll coal empties west over the Kate Shelly bridge west of Boone.
Getting the BSA 2010 wasn't planed but will take it as most trains ran East before the clouds filled in. They are on the new bridge, It is behind the old one. And yes the the new one is an odd des... (more)
An Eastbound gets ready to depart Boone,Iowa.