Longtime volunteer and L&N expert to be honored
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “All Aboard!” Archives and Special Collections at the University of Louisville will open a multi-gallery exhibit celebrating its extensive collection of L&N Railroad 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 Railroad public relations professional, for his work with the collection.
“All Aboard! A Celebration of the L&N Collection 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 Railroad 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.”
Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be special Sunday hours Nov. 10, noon to 5 p.m. The exhibit will close Feb. 7.