The Louisville and Nashville Railroad (reporting mark LN), commonly called the L&N, was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.
Chartered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1850, the road grew into one of the great success stories of American business. Operating under one name continuously for 132 years, it survived civil war and economic depression and several waves of social and technological change. Under Milton H. Smith, president of the company for thirty years, the L&N grew from a road with less than three hundred miles (480 km) of track to a 6,000-mile (9,700 km) system serving fourteen states. As one of the premier Southern railroads, the L&N extended its reach far beyond its namesake cities, stretching to St. Louis, Memphis, Atlanta, and New Orleans. The railroad was economically strong throughout its lifetime, operating both freight and passenger trains in a manner that earned it the nickname, "The Old Reliable."

Adlake Reliable marked L&N .R.R on the lid
Clear cast Corning Nonex no.39 globe is marked L. & N. R.R.
Brass and steel No.1 threaded Adlake burner .

Condition - very good, no heavy rusting or pitting present.
One small dent in side of chimney vent holes ( as pictured )
Fount is excellent with a good tinned bottom .
Burner is free and turning.
Globe has minor flea bites to the rim.

** has not been oil tested **

L&N RR Louisville and Nashville Adlake Reliable ( cast globe)