Our Locomotive – SW9 #106
The Big South Fork Scenic Railway operates an Electro-Motive (EMD) SW9 as its primary locomotive. #106 started off life on the Atlantic Coast Line. Today it proudly wears the paint of the BSFSRY. Here it is in the fall of 2017 in front of the engine house.
Our Caboose – #1
While not typically a part of our regular scenic trains, we do use this caboose sparingly throughout the season on some special event trains. Built in 1945 as Lehigh Valley RR 95111, this caboose then went onto the Rock Island before joining us in Stearns in 1983. Here’s the caboose inside the former K&T engine shops.
Our Rolling Stock
Because of the age of our railroad, it has curves designed for the cars of the era- you won’t see any 85′ passenger equipment here! Since we don’t expect our passengers to ride in coal cars, the railroad uses six converted flatcars for coaches- their 40-45′ lengths easily negotiate the tight curves. All of our cars were recently renovated- prior to, or during the 2017 season- and offer a variety of seating options. Here are our open-air cars (seen here with removable plastic sheeting for our Polar Express event) in December of 2017:
Our Steam Engine
The Big South Fork Scenic Railway does have a steam engine- however, it’s not currently operable. Originally built as Union RR #77, the future K&T #14 resides in our engine facility while it’s being rebuilt. Here’s a photo of it in service in the 1950s: