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Looking in on the Byesville Scenic

November 15, 2020

Keeping with our theme today of passenger trains we take a trip to southern Ohio to check out the Byesville Scenic Railway, a tourist train operation that bills itself as “the route of the Black Diamond.”

Trains traveled the former Marietta Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad for 2.5 miles between Byesville and Derwent over what is said to be the longest straight stretch of the branch.

SW1 No. 211 is shown pulling a pair of passenger cars in Byesville on June 15, 2007.

Operations of the Byesville Scenic were halted in 2011 and the railroad’s website indicated they have not yet resumed.

Photograph by Robert Farkas