Welcome to the online home of Big South Fork Scenic Railway, in beautiful Stearns, Kentucky!
We operate on seven miles of historic trackage once owned by the famed K&T Railway. Enjoy wide open vistas, roaring rivers, and the history and charm of Appalachia, as we transport you back in time to our halfway point- the Barthell Coal Camp, the sight of the Stearns Company’s Mines 1 and 2, and, today, privately owned and renovated by the Koger Family.
We pride ourselves on great customer service- so whether you’re traveling alone, with your family, or planning a large group outing, consider a visit to Stearns, KY! We have many group rate options available, so please get in touch today!
NOTE: Due to on-going track repairs, the Big South Fork Scenic Railway will not be visiting Blue Heron until further notice. Trains will continue to depart on our regular schedule, and will continue to travel on a 3 hour, round trip, departure through the beautiful Big South Fork country. There will be a 2 hour layover at the Barthell Coal Camp.