Early Years of the Byesville Scenic Railway 2003-2005

with Buckeye Central locomotive and coach cars


Former Pennsylvania RR engine on our former Pennsylvania RR line, June 2003.


Crossing over Wills Creek on "Number 5" bridge, built in 1898.


Passengers eagerly awaiting to board one of our fall foliage excursions in Oct. 2003.


Santa Claus and crew during one of our Christmas excursions in December 2003.


Former Pennsylvania RR engine #8599 passing through "Number 5" bridge, Dec. '03.


Rolling along the snow covered countryside, December 2003.


Ohio Valley Railcars motorcar excursion south of Number 5 bridge, March 2004.


Ohio Valley Railcar members trying out an old style hand car for the first time.

Hand cars like this were used on our line by maintenance-of-way workers

and were very common before motorcars came about in the 1930's.


This actual Mini-Cooper was one of ten originally used by the Canadian National

Railway.  It made several trips over our line during the March of 2004 motorcar

excursion and received much attention.


Byesville Depot under construction in the summer of 2004.  Also note in the

background- the headlight of the CSX Cambridge local is visible over a mile

away at the Colgate switch.  The Ohio Central Railroad now serves the area.


Santa Claus and crew on a mild winter day, December 2004.


Old Pennsylvania Railroad SW-1 #8599 on a cold winter night in December 2003.