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Locomotive Move Safety Rules and Route Map

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Nashville Steam No. 576 Relocation
Rules For Public Viewing

Just like you, we are thrilled that No. 576 is leaving her longtime home of Centennial Park for restoration! This is a once in a lifetime event that thousands of people have dreamed of. We understand the excitement but please remember that this is a major project that requires constant attention and precise engineering. The crews have enough to think about without having to worry about people being in the wrong place. SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT. Follow these rules to ensure No. 576 leaves the park timely and everyone goes home safe and sound:

  • Under no circumstances is anyone allowed on CSX or Nashville & Western Railroad property
  • Stay back from the defined working area at least 300 feet
  • The public is allowed to watch the loading of the locomotive from designated viewing areas in the park
  • Do NOT cross any designated boundaries or established barriers
  • Do NOT follow the locomotive on its way down the move route
  • Do NOT trespass on private property
  • Respect all local laws and law enforcement officers
  • Picture taking is welcomed and encouraged, but always be vigilant of your surroundings
  • Alternative methods to watch the move from home are in development, details to follow
  • Do not walk or bicycle on the road within 300 feet of the locomotive
  • Be aware of utility crews and equipment raising utility lines and traffic signals to allow the locomotive to pass below.
  • Viewing from the sidewalk is permissible along the route.

Route Map

“No. 576 Revival Party” Set for October 27th

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Join us on Saturday, October 27th for the No. 576 Revival Party! Come out to the park and celebrate the history of No. 576 as we envision her exciting future. The event is from 2pm to 8pm and is free to the public. This year’s event includes:

  • Locomotive Cab Tours
  • Food Trucks
  • Silent Auction
  • Gift Tent
  • Live Music
  • Kids activities
  • Evening Photo Session
  • And much more!

Check back here and on our social media pages in the coming weeks for more details!

NSPS Hosts Successful Open House

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On Friday October 13th, The Nashville Steam Preservation Society hosted an Open House in honor of Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis Railway steam locomotive No. 576’s 75th birthday. No. 576 was built in 1942 by the American Steam Locomotive Company and arrived in Nashville just in time for the war effort. The Open House was an all out 1940s bash with the locomotive dressed up to its revenue service appearance. The highlight of the event was the performance by the Moonlighters Big Band ensemble, taking everyone in attendance back to a bygone era. More than a thousand people walked around the plaza and toured the locomotive’s cab. An additional fan favorite was the occasional blast of No. 576’s original whistle.  With the help of a large air compressor, the voice of the NC&StL ‘Stripes’ echoed through the streets of west Nashville after a 60-year hiatus. Thank you to all who attended and everyone who made the event a huge success!!

Join Us for the 2017 Nashville Steam Open House!

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The Nashville Steam Preservation Society is hosting a FREE Open House in Nashville’s Centennial Park on October 13 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. Come on down to the locomotive, just west of the Parthenon on 27th Ave. N., for tours of the train, evening photo sessions, a silent auction, food trucks and more. All proceeds and donations will go towards the restoration of Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Rwy. No. 576 to operate excursions out of downtown Nashville.

The event in brief:

DATE: Friday, October 13
TIME: 4:00-9:00 PM
LOCATION: 
At the locomotive, just west of the Parthenon on 27th Ave. N. in Centennial Park
ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Locomotive tours from 4:00-7:30
  •  Evening photo session from 8:00-9:30
  •  Silent auction from 4:00 – 7:00
  • Food trucks from 5:00 – 8:00
  •  Gift shop and tent open the entire time
  • And more!

We look forward to meeting y’all soon!