The Louisville & Nashville
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
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)