All Aboard! A Celebration of the L&N Collections in Archives & Special Collections

When Nov 06, 2013 06:00 PM to
Feb 07, 2014 05:00 PM
Where Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Galleries
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Hours

Opening reception: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Regular hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Special showing: Sunday, Nov. 10, 12:00 - 5:00 PM

 

Description

"All Aboard!" Archives and Special Collections at the University of Louisville will open a multi-gallery exhibit celebrating its extensive collection of Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N;) materials Nov. 6, with a 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. reception in the east wing, lower level lobby of Ekstrom Library.

ASC also will honor 25-year volunteer Charles B. Castner, a former L&N; public relations professional, for his work with the collection.

"All Aboard! A Celebration of the L&N Collections in Archives and Special Collections" will include photos, documents, employee magazines and ephemeral material, as well as static models of mid-20th century L&N; equipment.

"The stories of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. are both large, as in its role in the development of the coal and mineral fields of Alabama and Eastern Kentucky, and small, as in the story of the rescue of Western Kentucky University basketball fans caught in a snowstorm on their way back to Bowling Green from a game in Lexington," said Carrie Daniels, ASC director. "This exhibit features not only trains, rails, tunnels, tickets and travel brochures, but also the regular folks who breathed life into the system and kept it rolling."

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Shop forces on locomotive No. 209, Decatur, AL, ca. 1915