Boone Scenic Valley Railroad BSVY #48

Nature of Firm

BSVY provides freight service over 3.2 miles of track in Boone, IA. BSVY also operates passenger excursion trains over 11 miles of track, running west out of Boone over the Des Moines River. 


This line was part of the Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railway (FDDMS).  In 1968 the Chicago & North Western (CNW) purchased the entire FDDMS.  The Boone Railroad Historical Society purchased 11 miles and began running passenger excursion trains. In February 2002, UP donated 1.7 miles of the only remaining right-of-way from the FDDMS, and BSVY started to provide freight service.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Boone Scenic Valley Railroad
225 10th Street
P.O. Box 603
Boone, IA  50036

Phone 515-432-4249
Fax 515-432-4253
Web Site

Fenner Stevenson
General Manager 

Company Affiliation Iowa Railroad Historical Society
Interchange Points Boone, IA
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method n/a