Stearns, Kentucky

Since 1907



BSFSRY 2021 Spring Season

Join us for our 2021 Spring Trains, a round trip adventure on the historic Kentucky & Tennessee Railway line for an exciting return to Barthell Coal Camp.

(Note: a half hour trip by train to the camp, you will spend 2 hours at the camp and return back to the Depot.)


Adult (ages 13-59): 28.00
Senior (60 & over): 25.00
Child (3-12): 18.00
2 & Under are Free.
Coal Miner’s Lunch: 12.00
Guided Barhell Mine tour: 20.00

Military Rates

Veteran and Active Duty: Free
Military Family 18.00

Local Rates

Local Rate*: 15.00

*Includes McCreary, Pulaski, Wayne, Whitley, and Scott Co. Valid until 8/31/20. Walk-up purchase only. This rate isn’t available for online or phone purchases. Ride again for $5.00 if you bring a guest that pays the local rate.

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.


Spring 2021! Coming Soon

Special Trains

Throughout the year, besides the weekly trains, we host special train rides from Memorial Day, Mothers Day, Easter and much more!

Group Events

We have attractive group rates starting at twenty passengers, ranging all the way up to three hundred- so get in touch today!