Owner: Louisville & Nashville
Model:Alco 2-8-2Built As:LN 1518 (2-8-2)
Serial Number:61840Order No:292000
Frame Number:26X28 cylinders, 63"driversBuilt:0/1920
Other locos with this serial:  LN 1518(2-8-2)
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L&N No. 7
Title:  L&N No. 7
Description:  It's mid-afternoon and Louisville & Nashville J3 Mikado 1518 is pulling train No. 7 -- the all-stops local from Montgomery -- along the Mississippi River wharves and into the railroad's Canal Street Station. The 1518 was one of 93 USRA (United States Railroad Administration) light 2-8-2's on the L&N and the first of 65 built for the railroad by Alco between 1920 and 1923. J3's were the heaviest steam locomotives operated into New Orleans by the L&N. The 1518 was retired on 29 January 1952. Train No. 7 was officially dieselized -- with FP7A's -- on 27 July 1951 and was discontinued in September 1953. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  5/15/1950  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 1:18:36 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  J. Parker Lamb photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  LN 1518(2-8-2)
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L&N 2-8-2 1518
Title:  L&N 2-8-2 1518
Description:  Louisville & Nashville class J-3 2-8-2 1518 and an auxiliary water car were photographed next to the turntable at the railroad’s Julia Street Yard in New Orleans This photo was taken on 28 August 1951, near the end of L&N steam operations into the Crescent City. The class J-3 was the standard USRA Light Mikado and, at 292,000 pounds, were the heaviest steam locomotives used on the line between Mobile and New Orleans. The 1518 had been built by Alco in 1920 and was retired on 29 January 1952.
Photo Date:  8/20/1951  Upload Date: 10/21/2019 12:55:50 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  ELLIOTT M. KAHN photo
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  LN 1518(2-8-2)
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