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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.

To become a member of the Louisville & Nashville Historical Society please visit the Membership section of our website.
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Find information on our annual convention by clicking on the Convention section from the menu above.


New Limited Edition Print "Now Boarding for Cincinnati" by Ron Flanary - order from the Limited Editions section in the Company Store.
Featured Photo


The photographer's father, W. S. Fravert, hands up orders to a DeCoursey-bound fast freight at MN Tower, East Louisville, KY in 1965. The Alco C420 on the point (number 1306) was initially used in such service until the early 70s, when the entire series gravitated to the Eastern Kentucky coalfields to replace aging RS-3s. Mr. Fravert senior has done this more than a few times, having hired on with the L&N in 1919. (Jack Fravert Photo-L&NHS Collection)
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