School Charters /

Educational Tours for Youth Groups


Teachers:  Are you looking for an educational and fun experience for your class trip? The Byesville Scenic Railway is available for school charters.  If you are interested in booking a school charter, please contact: 


Oziel Jeffries, Tour Group Coordinator: or call 1-800-688-3116


At our museum in downtown Byesville, we offer a great opportunity to learn about our local history with our "Coal Miners Story".  Our narrators, dressed as old-time coal miners, describe what it was like to work underground in the deep mines that once existed in our area. Our coal miners explain how the miners worked to mine the coal, and what the working conditions were like underground. They will show actual coal mining tools and relics from the early 1900's, such as picks, shovels, augers, tamping bars, copper needles, miner's check tags and carbide lamps. Our coal miners will also talk about the coal miner's life at home as well as their traditions and customs.


Please note our excursion train is not running at this time.




Coal miners Steve and Dave demonstrating how coal was mined underground.


Coal mining tools and relics from the early 20th century.