Big South Fork Scenic Railway

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36°41′55″N 84°28′35″W / 36.69861°N 84.47639°W / 36.69861; -84.47639Coordinates: 36°41′55″N 84°28′35″W / 36.69861°N 84.47639°W / 36.69861; -84.47639

Big South Fork Scenic Railway
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Overview
Locale McCreary County, Kentucky, US
Transit type Heritage railway
Number of stations 2
Headquarters Stearns, Kentucky
Website bsfsry.com
Technical
System length 16.0 mi (25.7 km)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
(narrow gauge)

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.[1]

The railroad is restoring a large 1944-era steam locomotive and uses diesel locomotives for its excursion trains.[2]

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.

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  1. ^ You Need To Know Big South Fork Scenic Railway. Retrieved 2013-07-30
  2. ^ K&T No. 14 Big South Fork Scenic Railway. Retrieved 2013-07-30

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