Byesville Scenic Railway

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Byesville Scenic Railway
Locale Guernsey County, Ohio, USA
Dates of operation –present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Byesville, Ohio

Byesville Scenic Railway [1] is a tourist railroad located in Byesville, Ohio.

The railway is a non-profit group dedicated to preserving the local coal mining and railroad history in Guernsey County, Ohio, USA. The railroad runs on track that was originally known as the Cleveland & Marietta Railroad and later became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The primary freight hauled was coal, as Guernsey County was a large producer of coal. It later became part of the Penn Central Railroad due to a merger of the Pennsylvania and New York Central and later Conrail.

In the early 1980s most of the C&M was removed, the remaining portion from Cambridge to C&M Junction (just south of Derwent) was sold to the Chessie System (which later became CSX Transportation). Guernsey County purchased Byesville to C&M Junction in 1999 which lay dormant until 2003 when the Buckeye Central Scenic Railroad began operating a tourist train from Byesville, Ohio to Derwent. In 2006, the newly formed Byesville Scenic Railway (BSRW) began operations and has continued the rehabilitation of line to C&M Junction. BSRW plans call for the rebuilding the old B&O Eastern Ohio branch to Cumberland, Ohio.

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  1. ^ "BVSR". Byesville Scenic Railway. 

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Coordinates: 39°58′08″N 81°32′15″W / 39.968806°N 81.537400°W / 39.968806; -81.537400