Louisville & Nashville RR 0-8-0 No. 2152
New Haven, KY, United States
Location: Kentucky RR Museum
Status: Stored
Posted: Jun 30, 2015 @ 22:06:54 by Swade
#2152 is currently being repainted at the museum to greatly slow to deterioration of the locomotive. It is unsure if any efforts will be made to put her back into service.
Posted: Jun 28, 2008 @ 08:06:03 by Brady
This engine was built in 1925 for the Louisville & Nashville as number 2152. It was a switch engine that was later sold to Republic Steel & became 285. It was donated to the Kentucky Railway Museum in the 1960's and has been there ever since. It's very rusted now after so many years outside, but the museum plans to build a roundhouse & turntable, so hopefully it will be moved under shelter. You can see it from the museum and it's one of only three surviving L&N steam engines.
Posted: Nov 20, 2005 @ 15:11:21 by M. Cole

This engine is still sitting at KRM coupled to the flatcars holding the original tender from L&N #152 and the Louisville Cement switcher. The engine is in rough shape and has considerable rusting due to the cowling around the boiler being removed. Most of the running gear appears to be gone as well as most of the removeable parts. The driving rods have been placed inside the of tender.

**Interesting find, upon inspecting the inside of the firebox I found a small pile of bricks, a cement bucket, and an old pair of gloves that have obviously been there a long time. The scene looked as if someone was replacing bricks in the top of the firebox over several decades ago and just left everything where they stopped.