One Southern Belle - Louisville and Nashville Railroad's "New Orleans Limited" train No.1, southbound, rolls through southern Alabama enroute to New Orleans from Montgomery in the spring of 1915. This de luxe steam powered train with a consist of ten cars of standard heavyweight equipment is headed by Engine No. 197, a K-3 class Pacific, type 4-6-2 locomotive. This engine was built in the year 1912 at the Louisville and Nashville's South Louisville Shops. (Top photo: ["New Orleans Limited" rolling through Alabama], photograph, 1915; ( accessed March 5, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Museum of the American Railroad.)


L&N Dixie Line drumhead.


The New Orleans Limited was a deluxe heavyweight passenger train operated by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. It's endpoints were Cincinnati, Ohio and New Orleans, Louisiana. The train was inaugurated in 1915-1916 and ran until 1936. The New Orleans Limited utilized the Louisville and Nashville's huge passenger station in New Orleans that was located at the foot of Canal Street. Sadly, the station was demolished in 1954.


The Louisville & Nashville Station is visible just behind the Iberville Street Wharf. It was considered one of the city's major terminals.

Built in 1902, the station was demolished in early 1954 after all passenger service was relocated to the new Union Passenger Terminal.

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