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In Kentucky, Louisville and Nashville Railroad open their latest section between Louisville and Clarksville, Tennessee

Pennsylvania Rail Road Locomotive Number 146, circa 1860
09/18/1860
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company completed the latest section of track on its Memphis Branch.  The new forty-six mile stretch enabled a special train that same day to run between Louisville and Clarksville, Tennessee and a celebratory dinner was held for 700 people there.  Regular service began on September 24, 1860 with the 64-mile run from Bowling Green, Kentucky to Clarksville taking three and a half hours.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Kincaid A. Herr, The Louisville & Nashville Railroad, 1850-1963 (Louisville, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2000), 28. 

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