On October 22, 2013, on my way to a Convention in Kansas City, I rode the Boone & Scenic Valley Tourist Railroad in Boone, Iowa. I had asked for a cab ride which they couldn't allow because of insurance reasons. This line was built as the Fort Dodge, Des Moines, and Southern Railroad in the 1890s. It was electrified (trolley cars) in 1907 and closed in 1955. Here is our engine for today, an NW2, number 1003.