Another steam locomotive with ties to the Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis Railway just finished a complete cosmetic restoration! The 1856 4-4-0 Texas locomotive, famous for its involvement with the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase of the Civil War, was unveiled this morning at the N.C. Transportation Museum before it goes back on display at the Atlanta History Center.
The NC&StL acquired both the Texas and the General locomotives after it leased the Western & Atlantic Railroad from the State of Georgia in the 1890s. In fact, the NC&StL recognized and interpreted the significance of the Great Locomotive Chase by placing historical markers along the Atlanta Division and printing informational pamphlets for their passengers. Decades prior to preserving No. 576, the NC&StL ensured that both the General and the Texas locomotives were preserved so future generations could know the impact of the steam locomotive during both times of peace and times of war. A hearty congratulations to the Steam Operations Corporation for a beautiful restoration. Well done! #TexasReturns #RailPreservation #StripeHype ...
April showers bring very productive work sessions! In spite of the unexpected monsoon that soaked Nashville and Middle Tennessee this past weekend, several projects made major progress. NSPS volunteers worked to remove the Nathan DV8 Automatic Lubricator from the left side of the locomotive for inspection and repair. We also were able to test fit our brand new drawbar pins! Spoiler alert, they fit perfectly. #TechTuesday #StripeHype ...
What can be better than a night out on the town while you're supporting you're favorite steam locomotive! Eat at Urban Cookhouse between 2 and 9pm on Friday May 19th and 15% of your tab goes towards the restoration of No. 576!! Go to www.groupraise.com/events/30605 to RSVP so we know how many to expect. And please share the event and invite your friends!! #EatUpToSteamUp #StripeHype ...
Urban Cookhouse Fundraiser for 576
May 19, 2017, 2:00pm - May 19, 2017, 10:00pm
Need a night out on the town? Want to help jumpstart No. 576's restoration? Well now you can do both! Enjoy a night of great food while supporting your favorite steam locomotive. Eat at Urban Cookhouse on Broadway from 2pm to 9pm on Friday, May 19th and 15% of your tab goes towards the relocation and restoration of NC&StL No. 576!
Just show up, eat a great meal, and support Nashville Steam. It's that simple! Please go to the link below and RSVP so we know how many to expect. #EatUpToSteamUp #StripeHype
The NASHVILLE STEAM PRESERVATION SOCIETY (NSPS) is a 501c(3) public charity, Tennessee not-for-profit corporation formed to preserve our history by restoring and operating relevant historic railroad equipment for the purposes of education, tourism, and goodwill to and for METRO NASHVILLE.