36°41′55″N 84°28′35″W / 36.69861°N 84.47639°WCoordinates: 36°41′55″N 84°28′35″W / 36.69861°N 84.47639°W
The Big South Fork Scenic Railway is a heritage railroad in Stearns, Kentucky.
The route runs for 16 miles (26 km) through lush countryside in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. There is a stop in the historic coal mining town of Blue Heron, Kentucky which can be toured. There is also a gift shop and snack bar with picnic shelter as well as hiking trails in Blue Heron.
The railroad is restoring a large 1944-era steam locomotive and uses diesel locomotives for its excursion trains.
The adjacent McCreary County Museum (admission included in train ticket) demonstrates life in Kentucky's coal company towns during the first half of the 20th century.