Even though a train runs daily through the middle of La Grange, it doesn't stop here. It serenely moves through town at 10mph and then picks up speed and continues on its way to deliver goods to/from Louisville.
But in the good old days, the train was an important passenger mover from Kentucky to Indiana and one of the original depots is still present and in excellent condition.
It is located right where Main Street changes to Jericho road (just east of the Oak Avenue intersection).
LaGrange is a small town (population 5,500+) located in Oldham County about 30 minutes drive North East of Louisville. It is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
Trains travel along the middle of the road along Main Street, which I found it to be so surreal!
LaGrange has a vast number of historic commercial buildings that are virtually intact, retaining practically all of their shopfronts.
The town was named after the country estate of Marquis de Lafayette, a French soldier who fought with the American colonists during the Revolutionary War.
Jackie and Anita were so nice to take the time to show me around this beautiful place.
There are many nice stores to buy gifts, or you may grab a book and read it or have a meal/coffee. It's really quaint, and a beautiful place to "hang out".
Choo-choooooo! Here's a train rumbling along Main Street!
Don't you worry, the traffic signals the vehicle traffic to not enter the road whilst the train is travellng along the street.