Louisville, New Albany and Corydon Railroad

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Louisville, New Albany and Corydon Railroad
Reporting mark LNAC
Locale Harrison County, Indiana
Dates of operation 1887–2006
Predecessor Louisville, New Albany and Corydon Railway
Successor Lucas Oil Rail Line
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (standard gauge)
Length 7.7 miles
Headquarters Corydon, Indiana
Louisville, New Albany and Corydon Railway
Locale Harrison County, Indiana
Dates of operation 1881–1887
Successor Louisville, New Albany and Corydon Railroad
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (standard gauge)
Length 7.7 miles

The Louisville, New Albany and Corydon Railroad was a short line railway (reporting mark LNAC) that operated for over 100 years in Harrison County, Indiana between Corydon Junction and Corydon, a distance of 7.7 miles (12.39 km).[1] It was sold to its main customer, Lucas Oil Products, on May 25, 2006. The line is now known as Lucas Oil Rail Line.[2]

History[edit]

The LNAC was first established as the Louisville, New Albany and Corydon Railway in 1881, for the purpose of connecting Corydon to the main Louisville-St. Louis line of the then Louisville, New Albany and St. Louis Railway (later acquired by the Southern Railway) that ran a few miles north of town. After construction was completed, the line was opened for business in 1883.[3] In 1887, the company was reorganized as the Louisville, New Albany and Corydon Railroad, a name it kept under various owners for well over a century, until 2006.

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