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)
(standard 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 0-6-0 steam locomotive from the Union railroad built by ALCO in 1944 and uses diesel locomotives for its excursion trains.[2]

Despite Reports to the contrary, the BSFSR will be operating for the 2017 tourist season.

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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