Louisville & Nashville Railroad
The Louisville & Nashville Railroad was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.
Chartered by the state of Kentucky in 1850, the L&N, as it was generally known, grew into one of the great success stories of American business. Operating under one name continuously for 132 years, it survived civil war and economic depression and several waves of social and technological change. It was the premier Southern railroad, but also extended its reach far outside its home area, ultimately building a network of nearly 7,000 miles of track.