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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.
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.


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The 2019 annual convention of the L&N Historical Society will be held in Chattanooga, TN from Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, the 22nd. All convention activities will be held on the premises of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. The photos shown here were taken at the 2009 L&NHS convention in Chattanooga. There will also be a train ride from TVRM to Chickamauga, GA and return, using TVRM passenger equipment. As always, the Saturday evening main event is the annual banquet, also at TVRM.

As details are finalized, look to this site for more information. Until then, please mark those dates on your calendar, and join us in Chattanooga!
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