A steam train operated by the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, a heritage railroad that operates excursions in Boone County, Iowa, crosses the 156-foot-tall Bass Point Creek Bridge. The railroad was started in 1983 by a group of volunteers who wanted to preserve a scenic section of the former Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railroad. In 1983, an eleven-mile section of the line was purchased by the Boone Railroad Historical Society and its 2254 charter members for $50,000. This stretch of track winds through the Des Moines River Valley, from Boone through the old coal mining town of Fraser and ends at the site of the former junction with the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway at the town of Wolf. Photo by Carol Highsmith.
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Keywords:carol m. highsmith, america, iowa, boone, boone county, boone & scenic valley railroad, historic railroads, steam trains, des moines river valley, bass point creek bridge, railroad bridges