Louisville & Nashville RR 4-6-2 No. 152
New Haven, KY, United States
Location: Kentucky RR Museum
Status: Stored
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Posted: Jun 30, 2015 @ 22:06:16 by Swade
152 is currently being rebuilt and will hopefully be running again in 4-5 years. I volunteer down there and the estimate is around 2019 or 2020.
Posted: Mar 9, 2015 @ 14:03:30 by
Does anyone know the current status of this engine as of 2015??
Posted: Dec 27, 2011 @ 08:12:55 by JM
Sadly, 152 has been retired from service.
Posted: Jun 27, 2007 @ 18:06:44 by Brady
The 152 is operational once again. The speed limit may be 25 m.p.h. but the day I rode in October 2005 the fireman told me that we had been going 45 m.p.h. and it sure felt like it. There is a straight stretch on the final part of the line, and the day I rode we really began to move once on that stretch.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 @ 14:06:28 by Tim B.
Everything above sure seems correct, except for one thing.  The speed limit on the Kentucky Railway Museum's trackage is 25 m.p.h.  It is not 45, unfortunately.
Posted: Oct 30, 2006 @ 17:10:49 by Brady

This great locomotive, was built in 1905 by the Rogers Locomotive Works for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. It was retired in 1953, and donated to the Kentucky Railway Museum in 1957. In 1972 the Louisville group began restoration on 152, and it was finished in 1985. The beautiful engine pulled mainline excursions from 1986 until 1988. In 1990, the Kentucky Railway Museum acquired their own track from New Haven to Boston, Kentucky, a distance of eleven miles. The 152 last operated in October 2005. It is now being worked on, and should be operational in 2007. I rode 152's cab in October 2005 on one of its last runs. This is my favorite steam locomotive ever built, and it has a great whistle. It is also a very fast engine for 1905, capable of  70 m.p.h. and rumored to have gone 105! It runs 45 m.p.h. at the museum, and it is hand fired.


Posted: Nov 20, 2005 @ 15:11:56 by M. Cole
#152 has celebrated her 100th anniversary just last October. The KRM currently has her in pieces and will be doing heavy maintenance work on her for the next year. Thus #152 will be out of service until the 2007 season.
Posted: Aug 31, 2005 @ 15:08:59 by peter m. preston
Louisville & Nashville Railroad No. 152 is a Pacific type locomotive built by Rogers Locomovtive Works aka (Alco). No. 152 is the official steam locomotive of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as designated by an act of the Kentucky Legislature. It is also listed on the nstional registry of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Posted: Jun 27, 2005 @ 22:06:17 by OHS
State Steamlocomotive of KY
Posted: Dec 2, 2002 @ 10:12:33 by John Higginson
leased to NS for excursions during 1987