Welcome to
The Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Historical Society

The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Historical Society was organized in 1982 for the purpose of collecting, organizing, preserving, and sharing information and material relating to the L&N, its predecessors and its successors. At its zenith, the L&N was a 6,000-mile railroad system that served 13 states. The railroad was economically strong throughout its lifetime, operating both freight and passenger trains in a manner that earned it the nickname, The Old Reliable.  The society is a non-profit educational organization, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and functions strictly with volunteer members serving as officers.

To become a member of the Louisville & Nashville Historical Society please visit the Membership section of our website.
You will find books, DVDs, magazines and many other items.
Find information on our annual convention by clicking on the Convention section from the menu above.


Featured Photos


L&N #408 getting ready to steam out of Nashville Union Station on a winter day in the early 1940s with the southbound Pan American.
(Kalmbach Publishing Collection photo)



L&N SD40-2 #3579 heading southbound through the Nashville Union Station on September 1, 1979. The train is about to go under the South End interlocking tower that protected the south end of the depot trackage. Church St Tower protected the north end trackage.
(J B Baukus Jr photo)
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