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There is nothing as invigorating as the mighty Iron Horse.

THE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE has inspired millions of people throughout history –
and Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway No. 576 is about to inspire thousands more.
NASHVILLE STEAM is undertaking the restoration and operation of a Nashville legend.
The adventure departs now. Will you climb aboard The Stripe?
March 27, 2024

NSPS Spring Open House Set for April 27th

Spring Open House Set for April 27th! Join us on Saturday, April 27th for a day of Nashville railroading! This event is being held in conjunction with the Tennessee Central…
November 26, 2023

$10,000 Donor Match for Nashville Steam Tender Restoration

NASHVILLE, TN – As the restoration of Music City’s own historic steam locomotive rounds its last mile, the Nashville Steam Preservation Society has announced an end-of-year fundraiser goal of $20,000…
October 25, 2023

Fall Open House Set for November 4th

Fall Open House Set for Saturday November 4th   Join us on Saturday, November 4th for the Fall Open House! Walk through the shop and see the latest progress on…
Progress Report
July 12, 2023

Locomotive Restoration Hits Significant Milestone with Re-installation of Wheels NASHVILLE, Tennessee—The World War II-era steam locomotive currently under restoration after 65 years in Nashville’s Centennial Park is getting a big boost next week, thanks to two cranes that…


2 weeks ago

Nashville Steam
Despite the heat and dry weather, our crop of staybolts is coming in quite nicely. 🚜 🌾The forest of metal rods you see is a mixture of recently installed flexible and rigid staybolt. They are connected to the inner and outer sheets of the firebox and hold the shape of the firebox while the sheets expand and contract with the changing temperatures. A big thanks to our volunteers for their hard work to keep the restoration of 576 on track! Because of their efforts, the repair work to the firebox and boiler is nearing completion. Click the link to sign up for the 576 mailing list! 👉 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Nashville Steam
This week marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the start of the Normandy campaign of World War II. American railroads were integral to mobilizing both troops and supplies in preparation of that fateful day that changed the course of the war. The NC&StL Railway in particular moved tens of thousands of soldiers to Camp Forrest in Tullahoma as part of the "Tennessee Maneuvers" program that trained them for the European invasion. In the days following June 6th, steam engines and rolling stock were unloaded from special transport ships onto the beaches to rebuild the rail infrastructure and provide a continuous supply line to the advancing allied front. Today we remember the men who stormed the beaches, those who are buried there, and the railroad workers who did their part to ensure victory. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Nashville Steam
The NSPS Company Store is set up today at the Spring 2024 Train Show in the Made in Tennessee Building at the Wilson County Fairgrounds! The show is hosted by the Music City Chapter Train Collectors Association and offers something for everyone! We’ll be here until 3pm, come on out and see the latest 576 Gear! 🚂 ... See MoreSee Less
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