Falmouth, Kentucky

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Kentucky Central Depot,
looking south from Shelby
Falmouth Depot Falmouth  Depot,  1909. More on the
Champion Mills (in the background
above) from c. 1898, is here.

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In the upper right of our Falmouth Aerial, if you  look closely, you
can see two L&N Steam powered trains passing.

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Falmouth's railroad was born as the Kentucky Central.  It was later acquired by the Louisville and Nashville, a.k.a. the L & N, which was in turn acquired by the Seaboard Air Line, a railroad, to form the Family Lines, which later merged with the Chessie System to form CSX.

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L & N Bridge,
circa 1910
L & N Bridge,
circa 1898

  

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Purported to be a Falmouth
Railroad Bridge
L&N Over the South Licking

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Falmouth's L&N Timetable, from 1907, is here.

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L & N E7A 790 L & N E7A 790 L & N E7A 751 Baggage Car Wreck Scene
These five are all of the 1957 train accident detailed below. 
Thanks to Brian Gregg for sharing them.

The Interstate Commerce Commission's report on a November 1957 train wreck in Falmouth can be read here. (pdf)

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Here's a map of Falmouth from 1891 showing the depot, and the turntable. More about the map, and how to see the whole thing, here. “The Rail Rat water tank which overflowed during our cold snap ------ more than six weeks but today is much warmer. The tank you see is south of mill and higher than the elevator. Some ice ---- to you and Sam and tell ---- to write me sometime. Yours lovingly, Dad”
Probably the winter of 1917-18
This locomotive belonged to the L&N's  forerunner, the Kentucky Central. Image is from 1883, and was taken at Berry (yeah, yeah, Harrison Co.,  we know...)

 

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Interior of an early
 passenger car on the
Kentucky Central
The L & N Office Staff
 in Falmouth, c. 1929
This is L & N Crossing
 Guard Ervin Young, who
started with the L & N
in 1907.  This picture
 is from 1930.

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The University of Louisville Library is the home of the L&N company records. They're all on-line, here. They include a complete set of the digitized employee magazine.

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“The round house and one engine on the Kentucky Central Railroad, at Falmouth, Ky., was burned yesterday morning. Loss, $14,000. No insurance. The origin of the fire was accidental.” from the Cincinnati Daily Enquirer, March 22, 1870
E. E. Barton's History of Railroads in Pendleton County is here. (pdf) Northern Kentucky Views has lots more L&N Pictures on it's Latonia pages, under Kenton County.
Part of the 1887 Report of the Kentucky Railroad Commission had a report on railroad facilities in Falmouth.  It interviewed H. Bullock who shipped 500 hogsheads of tobacco from the 2,500 reported to have been shipped that year from Falmouth at about $2.80 per hogshead .  There were no complaints about the railroad's service.  The sidings and stock pens were determined to be good.
The Interstate Commerce Commission
issued this report on a November 14,
1957 train wreck in Falmouth.
The L & N Historical Society is here.

There's an L & N discussion group on Yahoo, here.

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