An earlier instance of what would become the L&N.
from the July 17, 1852 issue of the Covington Journal
|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.
In the upper right of our Falmouth Aerial, if you look closely, you
can see two L&N Steam powered trains passing.
|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.|
|L & N Bridge,
|L & N Bridge,
|Purported to be a Falmouth
|L&N Over the South Licking|
A busy day o the L&N
From a Facebook post by Greg Justice
Falmouth's L&N Timetable, from 1907, is here.
The 1914 L&N Shippers' Guide had this description of Falmouth.
|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)
L&N in Falmouth
from the Pendleton Co Picture Hub,
photo by Charles Pyles
|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...)|
Water Tower, at Fourth and Park
|Interior of an early
passenger car on the
|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.
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.
|“The bridge at Falmouth, Ky., over Licking river, was completed on Tuesday, and the cars now run over the Central Kentucky road from Covington to Robertson's bridge. In less than one week they will go through to Cynthiana, and in ten days the road will be open to Lexington. One bridge only has been burnt between Cynthiana and Lexington.” Louisville Daily Democrat, October 23, 1862. From a Facebook post by Diana Schwab|
|“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.