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Bainbridge's Steam Locomotive

Louisville & Nashville No. 2132, formerly exhibited at the Earl May Boat Basin Park on the Flint River at Bainbridge, was moved in mid-January 2016 to Corbin, Kentucky, where it will be cosmetically restored for display in a new railroad museum. Corbin was once the site of an L&N roundhouse, machine shop, and yard complex.

Although L&N did not have a presence in Bainbridge, it did serve nearby Chattahoochee, Florida, where it connected with an Atlantic Coast Line route that ran to Bainbridge by way of Climax, Georgia.

The 0-8-0 switch engine was built in 1922 by the L&N's mechanical department at its South Louisville shops. In 1951, it was sold to Gulf Power Company which used it for switching duties at a power plant on the Apalachicola River a few miles south of Chattahoochee, Florida. After years of neglect it was moved to Bainbridge for display.


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