Sat September 9, 2023 New Haven, KY 40051 US Directions



New Haven School
489 High Street
New Haven, KY US 40051


Join us on Saturday, September 9th at 8:30 am for the annual Iron Horse Locomotion 5K Run/Walk.  The course is a rolling hill, mostly out and back, through the historic town of New Haven, Kentucky, Home to the Kentucky Rail Way Museum.

Registration is $20 per person through September 8th and $25 on race day. Kids 10 and under run FREE.

Race day packet pickup will begin at 7:30am near the Start/Finish line.

Once again, this year, we are partnering with Central Kentucky Race Management to provide chip timing and live results. 

Awards will be presented to the overall male and female participants and the top male and female participants in the following age categories:

9 and under







60 and older

Historic New Haven


Among the steam locomotives is Louisville and Nashville Railroad #152, a 4-6-2 Pacific style that is believed to be the last operating steam locomotive from the L&N. The museum operates a heritage railroad and offers excursion trains on selected weekends in summer and fall. The line is a portion of the L&N's former main line from Lebanon Junction to Corbin; the museum operates the segment from Boston to New Haven, with the line having been abandoned east of the museum site. There is a large model train layout and a gift shop at New Haven, in a brick building that is a replica of the former L&N depot there.


The old Louisville and Nashville Steam Locomotive #152 is one of the trains used to take passengers to Boston, Kentucky, and back. It was donated to the museum by Louisville and Nashville Railroad President William H. Kendall in 1957. It is the oldest known remaining 4-6-2 Pacific to exist. It is also the "Official State Locomotive of Kentucky", designated as such on March 6, 2000.


Train rides leave regularly from the museum to Boston, Kentucky, and back, with picturesque views of the Rolling Fork River Valley along the way. The train crosses roads fourteen times on a single one-way trip. The total trip is 22 miles (35 km) and lasts approximately one hour.[19] At various times special excursions will involve themes such as train robberies, haunted trains, Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and Thomas the Tank Engine.


One of the buildings at the facility holds a model train display. The model trains are in glass covered dioramas, covering a total area of 3,000 square feet (280 m2). Dioramas include a German-landscape featuring a village and carnival, and another depicting convicts working on placing rails.

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