Big South Fork watershed

Big South Fork Scenic Railway



66 Henderson St Stearns, KY 42647



Explore the Big South Fork area in a way you’ve never done before on Big South Fork Scenic Railway. Departing from the Stearns Depot in Stearns, KY, the train travels through 16 miles of Big South Fork’s breathtaking and historic scenery.

The railway was originally used to transport coal from the mines in Stearns and holds a deep history for the region’s culture and heritage in coal mining. Today, visitors can take a trip on the historic railway and explore the history of the Blue Heron mines by train. Along with their regularly scheduled tours of coal mining country, the railway also offers seasonal specialty train rides. Head to Big South Fork Scenic Railway for a gorgeous fall foliage ride or get into the holiday spirit when the train turns into the “Polar Express” every November and December.