Bullitt County History

1917 Shepherdsville Train Wreck Model

Lloyd "Hogg" Mattingly was known throughout the county, and beyond, for his models of historical buildings and sites. One in particular is his model of the 1917 train wreck in Shepherdsville. Below is a picture of Mr. Mattingly, taken when he was putting the finishing touches on a train wreck model.

In 2007, the train wreck model was refurbished by Betty Hartley and is now on display on the second floor of the Bullitt County Courthouse, overlooking the actual scene of the wreck.

The picture to the right was taken at the 2007 Memorial Service, and shows people viewing the model in its glass-enclosed case. For more information about that event, visit this page.


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The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday appointments are available by calling 502-921-0161 during our regular weekday hours. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 12 Jan 2024 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/bchistory/trainwreck1917model.html