Tourist & Museum Railways in
Iowa Northern F40PHR #461 heads a Hawkeye Express special
serving a late season home game in November 2015
& Scenic Valley Railroad Boone to Wolf, about 11 miles
(18 km), standard gauge. Short excursions, usually steam hauled,
operate from Boone to Fraser (7½ miles, 12 km) every day from the end
of May to October. Inclusive dining excursions, diesel hauled, operate
the full length of the line on Saturday evenings from April to early
December, and Friday evenings from June to October. An electric tram
(streetcar) runs between the railroad station and downtown Boone on
- Hawkeye Express not strictly speaking a tourist
service, but does provide an opportunity to ride on about 4 miles
(6.4 km) of normally freight only standard gauge railway. The train
connects parking areas at Coral Ridge Mall, Coralville with the Kinnick
Stadium in downtown Iowa City, and operates on Saturdays when the Iowa
Hawkeyes American football team are playing in their home stadium.
- Iowa Trolley Park rail and tramway museum offering
short rides on handcar or in a small diesel locomotive. There is
also a miniature self drive railway for children only.
- Midwest Central
Railroad 1 mile (1.6km), 3 ft (914 mm) gauge line in McMillan
Park, Mount Pleasant. Usually steam hauled. Irregular operating days,
refer to the events page on the website.
- Snowflake Express Santa special style seasonal
service operating typically one weekend in December on a short route
from Waterloo, using the stock of the Hawkeye Express.