Historic Train Restored In Downtown Corbin

Corbin, a town known for its bustling rail yards back in the day, is bringing some of that lore back to the area. L&N 2132, a train that ran in Corbin in the early 1920s, was retired in Georgia and stayed there for about 35 years. City officials worked to bring it back home to Corbin. In January 2016, they were able to do that. However, the train engine was not in the best condition. City officials brought in Railroad Contractors to restore the nearly 100-year-old train. The hope is it will attract tourists to town. Tourism Director, Maggy Kriebel, said there are rail fans of all ages all over the world. The train is in the final phases of its complete makeover. It sits on Depot Street where officials hope to open a train museum next door. Kriebel said they hope to open the museum in 2018 and build a ramp, so people can take a look inside L&N 2132.