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
Photo of the Month
It's engine change time at Louisville's 10th Street "Roundhouse," the servicing facility for passenger power at Union Station. The inbound Pan-American from Cincinnati--train 99--has been pulled down the Short Line behind E6 772 and a companion E7. But the second E's number 2 prime mover is out of commission, so E6 750 and another E-unit will take over for haul on south to Nashville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and New Orleans. Two E-units were always in place at 10th Street as "protection" units in the event of problems, or the normal rotation of units through South Louisville for 30-day inspections. This September 1965 scene was recorded by the late Jim Boyd.