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Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad (BSV) - 2008


The Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad is a nonprofit operating museum located in Boone. In 1983, BSV purchased 12 miles of track that was scheduled for abandonment from the Chicago North Western. A nonprofit historical society was established and began passenger service later that year. Since 1983, BSV has operated a passenger excursion train over the 12 miles of track from Boone to Wolf. In February 2001, BSV obtained an additional 1.66 miles of right-of-way from downtown Boone eastward to the Boone Industrial Park from the Union Pacific Railroad to serve the industries located in the park.

Freight service is only provided on the 1.66 miles to the Boone Industrial Park. Current employment totals six people, all located in Iowa.

The main commodity handled by the BSV is empty containers.