RailSmith- ‘KENTUCKY RIVER’ L&N Sleeper
Now in stock! Started shipping 5/27/22
Louisville & Nashville railroad sleeper ‘KENTUCKY RIVER‘.
Delivered by Pullman in 1949, this sleeper was one of 3 the L&N ordered that was built to plan 4140, (our RailSmith car) a ten roomette-six bedroom sleeper. This class configuration of sleeper for the L&N were all given the “River” names.
These cars were built to the Pennsy standards for through service to New York on the Pan-American and PRR’s Cincinnati Limited. Originally painted tuscan red, they later wore Louisville & Nashville’s blue and gold.
Later in the 1960’s, this car was also used on Pennsy’s SOUTH WIND, service from Chicago to Miami.
This is a Prototype model. Samples are here and we can’t wait for you to see them!
Photo here is sister car Barren River.