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Boone Welcome Train Project

Welcome Train Project Goals:

  • Repaint, refurbish and relocate 2-8-0 Steam Engine, Tender and Passenger car that have been donated by the BSVRR to a resting spot on Hwy 30th and S Story Street
  • Have the words “Welcome to Boone” painted on the tender, greeting travelers at the 4-way stop encouraging them to visit.
  • Make this one of the most distinct landmarks anywhere along Hwy 30 and to promote our town’s Railroad Heritage.

If you would like to donate please contact any Boone Rotarian or mail those tax-deductible donations to:

Rotary Club of Boone/Welcome Train
PO Box 532
Boone, IA  50036

If you have questions or would like additional information please email

Be sure to check back regularly or like our Facebook page for updates!

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Thank You to All of our Donors

Pullman Society Donors
($5000 and above)

Fareway Meat & Grocery
Boone Scenic Valley Railroad
Prairie Meadows
Fox Engineering
Leonard A Good Trust
Boone County Endowment Fund
City of Boone Hotel/Motel Grant
Rotary District 6000 Community Grant
Steve & Lesley Dakin
Dave & Lisa Cook
Boone Farmer’s Mutual
Moffitt’s Ford Dealership
Thompson Financial
Boone Vision Center/Jeff & Sue Anderson

Porter Level Donors

Joe & Linda Bowers
Jane Hitsman
Andrew Nelson
Randy & Marcia Purdy
Richard & Mary Youngblood
Robert & Susan Herrick
Cody & Beth Bowers
Lisa & Brett Mount

Engineer Level Donors
($1000-$4999 and above)

Mary Dufelmeier
21st Century Rehab, P.C.
Joel & Jamie Williams
Boone Bank & Trust Co
Ruth & the late Lynn Abbott
Sam & Tish Germer
U.S. Bank
Betten & Associates
Casey’s General Stores
Alliant Energy
R38 Dustless Mobile Blasting

Steward Level Donors

Paul & Nancy Jacobsen
Janelle Patterson
Randy & Joyce Patterson
Sara Morton
Tom & Carol Narak
Shellie Grabau/Edward Jones
Chad & Megan Houston
Night Owl Printing
Pete & Mary Bilden
Bill & Diane Curran

Conductor Level Donors
($500-$999 and above)

Tim Trudeau
Eldon & Ann Hutcheson
Matt & Angela Elthon
CDS Global
Nancy Sloan