Skip to main content

SCOUT

Special Collections Online at The University of Tennessee

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Case Brief Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1694

This collection contains a case brief book of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. The first portion consists of an alphabetized directory of court cases, followed by a second portion containing brief accounts of each case.

Dates

  • undated

Language

The materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Abstract

This collection contains a case brief book of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. The first portion consists of an alphabetized directory of court cases, followed by a second portion containing brief accounts of each case.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company was chartered in Kentucky on March 5, 1850 for the purpose of building a railroad line between Louisville, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee. The first train to travel the railroad from Louisville to Nashville ran on October 27, 1859, and regular trains began running a few days later. During the Civil War, the L & N lay between Union and Confederate Lines and served both sides at various times. The railroad began expanding after the war ended and eventually linked such cities as Cincinnati, Ohio; Pensacola, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; and Mobile, Alabama. After transporting both freight and soldiers during World War II, the L & N continued to expand, purchasing new track and offering streamlined passenger service with such trains as The Dixie Flyer, The Georgian, and The Hummingbird. In 1969, the L & N acquired part of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad, which gave it access to important midwestern rail centers. In 1971, however, Seaboard Coast Line Industries bought the L & N, and the L & N was officially merged into the Seaboard System Railroad on December 31, 1982. In 1986, the Seaboard System and the Chessie System merged into CSX Transportation, which continues to operate trains on what was once L & N track today.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one book in a single flat box.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480