Posts Tagged ‘L&N Historical Society’

L&N Society to Move to Tennessee

March 30, 2021

The Louisville & Nashville Historical Society is moving its headquarters, archive, and store from Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The archives will be housed in an archive building at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum that is also the home of the Southern Railway Historical Association.

The L&N collection will take up 2,500 square feet of the building and is expected to be moved as soon as the space in the Chattanooga facility can be prepared.

The society cited space limitations at the current facility, an L&N Depot and Railroad Museum, for making the move.

“Completing this project will allow L&NHS to achieve its mission,” said society president Lee Gordon said in a statement.

L&N Group Gives $5,000 for Steamer Restoration

July 9, 2016

The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Historical Society recently donated $5,000 to help kick-start the restoration of L&N 0-8-0 No. 2132 and its tender.

KentuckyThe money will also be used to restore L&N steel bay caboose No. 30 and Southern Railway’s French Broad River Pullman car.

After restoration, the locomotive and rolling stock will be displayed at a railroad museum in Corbin, Kentucky.

L&N No. 2132 is one of only three L&N steam locomotives sill extant and the lone survivor of 400 locomotives manufactured by L&N at its South Louisville shops.