A few weeks ago, we rode a 1920's era train up in Boone, Iowa along the Des Moines River valley. The trip lasted a couple hours and was very enjoyable. Coincidentally, they happened to be hosting Thomas the Train for kids there the same weekend. A bonus for Little Abbey. Here is a pictorial of what we saw.
We started out by fueling up with a classic Iowa lunch.
Then we drove by the old train graveyard.
Outside of town, we saw a few fields of soybeans and corn nearing harvest time.
I couldn't resist hanging out the window. This is what I saw.