During the early 1960s, Charles Castner produced a public affairs series called "Kentucky Profiles" for WHAS radio. Later, Castner, a longtime railroad history enthusiast, worked as a public relations and information officer for the L & N Railroad Company, subsequently the Seaboard Systems Railroad.
The copyright interests in the Inventory of the Charles Castner Regional History Collection, 1889-1980 (bulk: 1960-1980) have not been transferred to the University of Louisville.
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Railroad history expert Charles B. Castner produced a public affairs series called "Kentucky Profiles" for WHAS radio a Louisville station that broadcast throughout the southeast United States in the early 1960s. He subsequently worked as a public relations and information officer for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, later merged with the Seaboard Systems and CSX. Since his retirement, Castner has worked as a longtime associate with the University of Louisville Archives and its L&N collection. The collection includes a reference file, organized alphabetically by Kentuckiana community or landmark, created by Charles Castner while producing the "Kentucky Profiles" radio scripts. The scripts are found at the end of this series. Also included are news and magazine clippings, notes, and copies of historical photographs documenting the history of the major rail and transit systems serving the Louisville area. Most of the series is organized alphabetically by the name of the transit operating companies. The photographs document transit operations, including interurbans, in the Louisville area. Castner also has donated over seven hundred volumes to the Rare Book department for the Charles B. Castner Collection of Railroad History.