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L&N Steam Era
Photos of L&N steam locomotives, rolling stock and facilities during the steam era.
Photo Album By: Bernie Backert
 
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Photo ID: 526139

When the L&N Railroad completed the "CC&O Connection" linking its Martin's Fork Branch in Harlan County, KY to the original Cumberland Valley Division at Hagans, VA (via a switchback) in... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Smith, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1468
Train ID: LN 99
Photo Date: April 26, 1936


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 07, 2015

Views: 8,472
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Photo ID: 495926

One of the L&N Railroad's notable "Big Emma" 2-8-4s, Baldwin M-1 class 1964, appears clean and freshly painted in this 1954 view at Barbourville, KY. The train is approaching the Cumberl... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Barbourville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1964
Train ID: LN X1964Nth
Photo Date: June, 1954


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 31, 2014

Views: 5,088
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Photo ID: 491558

L&N Railroad Cumberland Valley Division northbound train 44 from Lynch to Corbin sails around the curve at Ponza, KY, at the north end of the yard at Page. The bridge crosses Yellow Creek, while t... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Page, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1986
Train ID: LN 44
Photo Date: June, 1954


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 28, 2014

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Photo ID: 442719

This graphic depiction of a calamity of railroading was scanned from a small snap shot taken by an unknown person in the ‘30s. The location is the Louisville & Nashville’s yard at Corbin, KY—a key... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Corbin, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 2214
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1935


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 09, 2013

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Photo ID: 433558

This is another great photo by the late Jack Fravert of Louisville. This is probably about 1950, and it's most likely a section of southbound train 73 (perhaps first 73, although it could be a sec... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Anchorage, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1909
Train ID: LN First 73
Photo Date: 1950


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 24, 2013

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Photo ID: 427374

It’s Sunday, June 24, 1956, and Louisville & Nashville M-1 class number 1962—one of the memorable “Big Emma” 2-8-4s that worked the eastern side of the system, in Kentucky only—slowly backs toward... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1962
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 24, 1956


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 04, 2013

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Photo ID: 415018

Cumberland Valley Division local passenger number 12, a daily Norton, VA to Pineville, KY run, steams downgrade out of Callahan’s Nose Tunnel between Appalachia and Big Stone Gap, Virginia in July... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 82
Train ID: LN 12
Photo Date: July, 1949


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Nov 16, 2012

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Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 415002

This is "Big Emma." When the Louisville & Nashville Railroad elected to seriously upgrade its freight motive power in the early '40s, it went whole-hog for a Baldwin-built variant of the Van Sweri... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: DeCoursey, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1952
Train ID: LN X1952South
Photo Date: 1949


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Nov 15, 2012

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Photo ID: 414151

One of the smallest and least remarked "union" stations in the country was the L&N depot at Appalachia, VA. Served by the Interstate (until 1928), Southern (until 1939) and L&N (until 1953), the f... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 208
Train ID: LN 12
Photo Date: 1949


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Nov 07, 2012

Views: 3,205
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Photo ID: 405734

In a great action photo by David Noble, a pair of Louisville & Nashville Mikes rolls around the curve at the top of the hill at Patio Tower, Winchester. This coal train originated "up the holler" ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Winchester, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1894
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1947


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Added: Aug 08, 2012

Views: 4,370
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Photo ID: 404198

In a rare color action shot from the late '40s, photographer Bill Clark captured an L&N K-3 Pacific--number 209--doubleheaded with 2-8-0 number 1219 on this southbound (actually, heading westward,... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Strawberry, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 209
Train ID: LN Extra209South
Photo Date: 1949


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Added: Jul 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 400724

L&N homemade J2-A Mike (built at South Louisville Shops--1918) 1462 is working helper duty at Baileys, KY (or Bailey's Switch as it's also called) about 1949. This hill required a round-the-clock ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Bailey's Switch, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1462
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1949


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

Views: 2,449
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Photo ID: 398908

This is an L&N company photo (original photographer unknown). The train is Cincinnati-Knoxville (TN) day local number 29, which made all the stops on this, the "KY" Subdivision of L&N's Cincinnati... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Ryland, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 240
Train ID: LN 29
Photo Date: 1948


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Added: May 27, 2012

Views: 3,107
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Photo ID: 397069

What appears to be L&N's southbound Pan-American is mere minutes into its daily Cincinnati to New Orleans trip as K-5 Pacific 279 hammers along toward the north portal of Latonia Tunnel.

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Latonia, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 279
Train ID: LN 99
Photo Date: 1938


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: May 06, 2012

Views: 3,774
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Photo ID: 396418

Mikes 1896 and 1831—a J-4A-J-4 doubleheader---blast out of Corbin on the “High Line” with a DeCoursey-bound train in 1942. The double tracked Cumberland Valley Division to Loyall is in the foregro... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Corbin, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1896
Train ID: LN X1896North
Photo Date: 1942


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 29, 2012

Views: 3,535
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