Ride in the Cab of our diesel-electric locomotive with Big South Fork Engineer. Limited to two people per trip. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance reservations are recommended. Cab Ride Fares are $35.00 per person. Available April through November.
Rails to Trails Pass
Hikers, nature lovers, and history buffs, we’ve got the ticket for you… Purchase a ticket on the Saturday morning train to Blue Heron and return on the afternoon trip to Stearns. This will give you all the extra time needed to hike a trail, watch birds and wild life, or visit the 13 "ghost structures,” mine entrance and coal tipple at Blue Heron Coal Mining Camp. Cost is $30.00 for Adults, and $15.00 for Children and includes lunch. The Saturday Pass is available April through September and excludes Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Advance reservations are recommended.
Rivers & Rails
You have never experienced nature like this – Solitude, Inspiration, History, and Adventure!!! The Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area combined with a relaxing train ride and canoeing the waters of the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River are sure to please folks of all ages. Bring a camera, sunscreen, and sun glasses. Wear swim wear or shorts, and river sandals. Package price includes transportation to Depot, visitation to local history museum, 12 mile train ride, self guided tour of Blue Heron Coal Mining Camp, Coal Miner’s Lunch, canoeing safety information, life jackets, canoe, paddles, and 5 miles of river front scenery. Fares are $55.00 per person. Package available Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, mid-June through the end of August. Advance reservations are required. Reservations can be made with Big South Fork Scenic Railway or Sheltowee Trace Outfitters.
Experience a piece of railroading history. The caboose served a number of functions throughout the years and now is a part of the railroad industry past. Perfect for birthdays or small groups. Limited to 12 people per trip. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance reservations are required for caboose rentals. Caboose rental fee is $240.00 per trip and is available April through September.
K&T No. 14
Steam Locomotive Restoration The K&T No. 14 Steam Restoration Project is about 64% complete.