L&N Station (New Orleans)

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Louisville and Nashville Passenger Station
Passenger Station
The Louisville & Nashville Station is visible just behind the Iberville Street Wharf
General information
LocationCanal St.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Coordinates29°57′2″N 90°03′50″W / 29.95056°N 90.06389°W / 29.95056; -90.06389Coordinates: 29°57′2″N 90°03′50″W / 29.95056°N 90.06389°W / 29.95056; -90.06389
Operated byLouisville and Nashville Railroad (L&N)
Opened1902 (1902)
Closed1954 (1954)

The Louisville and Nashville Passenger Station was a former train station of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in New Orleans, Louisiana. The station was located at the foot of Canal Street, and provided service to New Orleans from Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile. By the 1940s, six passenger trains arrived daily on the terminal's three tracks.

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


L&N's New Orleans billing department in 1917

The one story brick building constructed in 1902 with a 165-foot long (50 m) concourse that paralleled the main building. An open side, steel train shed spanned the three tracks and was 550 feet (170 m) long. The station contained the following rooms:

  • general waiting room (30 ft wide and 45 ft long)
  • colored waiting room (25 ft wide and 35 ft long)
  • two small rest rooms
  • one baggage room (30 ft wide and 60 ft long)

Mail and express packages were handled direct from the cars to trucks.[1]


  1. ^ Railroad Transportation Report for New Orleans-Louisiana. Bartholomew & Associates. 1927. pp. 20–22.