1871 Bird’s Eye View

Kentucky Central Railroad’s track runs along bottom, the Lexington & Danville Railroad makes an s-curve along the right side and Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington line runs along Water Street (from right) into downtown


> Looking West to East <

Kentucky Central’s line running around the Lunatic Asylum to the roundhouse at Fourth Street

Kentucky Central’s roundhouse located on left (between Georgetown, Todd, Third and Fourth Streets)

Lexington & Danville line (which began at Kentucky Central’s depot) crosses trestles at Main Street and Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington’s mainline, the latter line runs along Water Street to the passenger station on Mill Street and the freight depot on Patterson Street (both on upper left)

Kentucky Central’s depot

Lexington & Danville’s Main Street trestle

Lexington & Danville’s Long trestle

Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington’s freight depot

William M. Ambrose, Bluegrass Railways, Limestone Press, Lexington, 2009.