Sat September 8, 2018 New Haven, KY 40051 US Directions

Iron Horse 5K

8:30AM EDT
489 High St
New Haven, KY US 40051

Join us on Saturday, September 8th at 8:30 am for the annual Iron Horse 5K family fun run/walk. Proceeds benefit the Thomas Nelson High School Cross Country Team as well as Girls on the Run Program. The course is a rolling hill, mostly out and back, through the historic town of New Haven, Kentucky.

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

Every participant will receive a t-shirt and awards will be presented to the overall, male and female participants and the top three male and female participants in the following age categories:

9 and under







60 and older

For additional information, call New Haven City Hall at 549-3177 or email Matt Hoyes at

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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