The Louisville & Nashville Railroad, 1850-1963

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University Press of Kentucky, 1964 - History - 402 pages
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" When the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was founded in 1850, it was the first major railroad in the west, and the only one headquartered in Kentucky. In the twentieth century, the L&N grew into one of the nation's major rail systems, reaching from the Great Lakes to the Ohio River Valley and down to Florida and the Gulf Coast. Kincaid Herr worked for the Louisville and Nashville for more than forty years, and this book originated as a series of articles that he wrote for L&N Magazine between 1939 and 1942. After various printings through the 1940s and '50s, this fifth edition, completely revised and updated, was released in 1964. The 1950s saw the reluctant abandonment of the old steam engine (the L&N was a major coal-carrying railroad) in favor of the diesel. During the late 1950s and early 60s, the railroad experienced significant expansion in the South, where the economy was being fueled by new industry. Coal, automobiles, mail, and passengers all counted on the L&N to get them around the region. Herr traces the development and expansion of the L&N system over a century and profiles important company figures, such as longtime L&N president Milton Smith. Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan and railroad bandit Morris Slater also find their place in this entertaining history. Four appendices on topics ranging from the materials used to build trains to passenger equipment to motive power round out the complete, but accessible, account. Even after all these years, this volume remains the concise, illustrated history of "The Old Reliable" for its many fans around the world.

  

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Contents

An Acorn is Planted
1
Behind the Blueprints
6
Wresting a Passageway
11
The Course is Shaped
15
First Through Train
20
Mars in the Ascendant
29
Recovery From War
39
Southward to Coal and Iron
45
Ys and Otherwise
169
A Look at Eastern Kentucky
178
North Fork Extension
187
Harlan County Coal
199
Adjustment to War
207
Federal Control
214
Wars Aftermath
223
An Era Ends
230

Yellow Jack and Teredos
53
Coke Feeds the Furnace
62
Presidential Parade
67
Changing the Rail Gauge
76
Growth in Mining Areas
84
Entering the Cumberlands
91
Expanding Services
100
Builders and Wreckers
108
More Bluegrass Pastures
114
Alabama Steel
120
Consolidation Maneuvers
127
Nashvilles New Union Station
135
Southward to Georgia
144
Other Fields of Usefulness
151
LAffaire Gates Hawley
160
Shop Talk
164
We Mend Our Ways
238
Belt Tightening
247
Water on the Track
256
War Again
266
World War II Years
274
The First Century Ends
282
First Ten Second Hundred
290
Into the Space Age
304
From Wood to Steel
328
Varnish Train Ensemble
337
L N Motive Power
349
L N Roadway and Track
367
Presidents of the L N Railroad
385
Railroads Acquired Leased or Constructed to Form Louisville Nashville System
388
In Grateful Acknowledgment
389
Index
390

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