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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.

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Find information on our annual convention by clicking on the Convention section from the menu above.

Featured Photo

F7A No. 829 wears a fresh coat of black paint in this view at East St. Louis, Illinois on May 27, 1960. Auto rack cars weren't in use just yet, but the L&N was already handling highway transport trailers on conventional piggyback flats to move new automobiles to market. (Montague L. Powell Photo from J. David Ingles Collection-L&NHS Archives)

Until the C&EI was allowed to drop its Chicago-Evansville segment by the Interstate Commerce Commission, overnight Chicago-Atlanta trains 93 (southbound) and 54—the "Georgian" —were among the finest passenger services offered by the L&N. On a July afternoon in 1966, northbound No. 54 is rolling through the interlocker at Howell—Atlanta, Georgia—just 2.5 miles into its long trip to the Windy City. The E6-F7B-FP7 power set (including a C&EI unit) will run through to Chicago. (George R. Stewart Photo-L&NHS Archives)
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