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Mike Favre

Paducah & Louisville Railway

1500 Kentucky Avenue

Paducah KY


I have been a member of NAOTC for about ten years and an employee of the Paducah & Louisville Railway at Paducah, Kentucky since before startup in 1986, which was formerly the Illinois Central Kentucky Division. Before that it was a part of the Cheasapeake, Ohio & Southwestern. I have gone through all the archives we had (they have since been donated) with the objective of putting together a history of the railroad between Louisville and Paducah. With that background, what I really am looking for are photocopies of Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern (1880s - 1896) material as well as older Illinois Central Kentucky and Tennessee Division materials (1896 - 1950's). Older predecessor railroads were the Ohio Valley (Henderson to Princeton, Kentucky), and the Owensboro, Falls of Rough and Green River (Owensboro to Horse Branch, Kentucky).

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for a great organization!

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