Scenic USA - Iowa
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Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
|Photos by Ben Prepelka|
Convenience and quick service from the trucking industry had slowly robbed the railroad of its customers. The Chicago and North Western Line held on as long as
possible, but an inevitable sale took place in 1983. Thanks to the Boone Railroad Historic Society, the scenic Iowa line had been rescued. The sale included 11 miles of track that runs through Boone's outlying countryside.The first train tickets were sold from a tent, until a train depot was built. Salvaged lumber from a depot in Tama was skillfully used in today Boone's depot.
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