Big Creek & Southern Railroad

Pleasant Hill, Missouri


The Big Creek & Southern says farewell to long-time member and benefactor, Harold K. Vollrath. For the complete story, CLICK HERE.

Welcome to the Big Creek and Southern Railroad! The BC&S is a private 7 1/2 inch railroad situated on a 13.1 acre tract of former farm land and is devoted to having fun with riding scale trains. We are located 40 miles southeast of Kansas City, about midway between Lees Summit, Mo. and Harrisonville, Mo. We have a monthly run day the fourth Saturday of each month and persons involved in the live steam railroading hobby are welcome to come and run with us. If you live within an hour's drive of the railroad and want to operate with us, we ask that you participate as much as possible in our work days (Saturdays from April through November, weather permitting). If you have not operated with us previously, we ask that you please contact us by email before coming for the first time.

Regrettably, due to the high cost of liability insurance, the Big Creek & Southern is not open to the general public and we do not offer train rides nor host parties for the general public. For these things we endorse and highly recommend the Kansas City Northern Railroad located at Line Creek Park at 60th Street and N.W. Waukomis Drive (one mile north of I-29 at Waukomis Drive) in Kansas City's Northland and invite you to contact them for your special group or train party needs. For more information on the Kansas City Northern, CLICK HERE.

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