Central Station (Louisville)

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Central Station was a major station in Louisville, Kentucky. Built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, it served several railroad companies until the mid-20th century. It was situated at North 7th Street and West River Road, near the Ohio River waterfront, and it was also known as the 7th Street Depot. It was demolished in 1972 to make way for Interstate 64.[1][2]

Central Station, inundated in the Ohio River flood of 1937.

The other major station in Louisville was Union Station. There, passenger trains of the Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railroad (Monon), Louisville and Nashville Railroad and Pennsylvania Railroad were served.

Passenger railroads served and significant services[edit]

Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Jeffersonville Michigan Division Terminus

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Great Union Stations:" 'Louisville's Passenger Trains of the Past' https://www.chicagorailfan.com/stbrlou.html
  2. ^ 'Official Guide to the Railways' 1936, index
  3. ^ 'Official Guide to the Railways' August 1936, B&O section
  4. ^ trains.com[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ 'Official Guide to the Railways' August 1936, B&O section
  6. ^ 'Official Guide to the Railways' 1936, C&O section
  7. ^ 'Official Guide to the Railways' August 1936, NYC section
  8. ^ Illinois Central timetable, January 1950, Table 9
  9. ^ 'Official Guide of the Railways,' June 1941, Illinois Central section, Tables 1 and 28
  10. ^ Illinois Central timetable, January 1950, Table 9
  11. ^ 'Official Guide of the Railways,' June 1941, Illinois Central section, Tables 1 and 28

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Coordinates: 38°15′30″N 85°45′40″W / 38.2583°N 85.7610°W / 38.2583; -85.7610