In the railroad’s official company history, published in 1943, the first chapter was titled “An Acorn is Planted.” Without question, the tree which became the L&N was rooted at the very spot in Louisville where the beautiful marble Romanesque Union Station, and its six-track trainshed, would open in 1891. Here was the L&N’s first passenger and freight station, built in 1858, a year before the first through train would operate to Nashville. Most of that structure lasted well over a century.
L&N headquarters building and Louisville Union Station; South Louisville Shops; Corbin, Ky., engine terminal
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