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?
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

https://youtu.be/egNuRfQui30 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…
July 5, 2023

Nashville Steam Launches Fundraiser Train in September

Join Nashville Steam and the Tennessee Central Railway Museum on September 16th for an exclusive first-class fundraiser train to commemorate the ongoing restoration success of the Centennial Park steam locomotive…


4 weeks ago

Nashville Steam
Our friends and restoration partners at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum are gearing up for another exciting year of excursions through Middle Tennessee! Their fleet of 1950s-era Budd passenger cars and 1st generation motive power will take you back in time to the golden age of rail travel. Click here www.tcry.org/train-rides to see their full schedule. Order soon! These trips will sell out! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Nashville Steam
"An agrarian economy and a general lack of heavy industrial infrastructure before World War II meant the old South was home mostly to USRA-influenced [motive power]. Then came the 4-8-4s of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis..." Thanks to our friend Kevin Keefe and Classic Trains Magazine for this great summation of the incomparable J3-57 class! Read the full article here: bit.ly/48FcCmM ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Nashville Steam
Happy New Year! It's been another incredible year for Nashville Steam and the restoration of No. 576. 2023 saw the reinstallation of the fully serviced running gear, continued work on the boiler and firebox, removal of the tender wheels for servicing, the Music City Flyer fundraiser, and the addition of another NC&StL tender to our collection. Click here bit.ly/4aFcrcX to join our mailing list to receive updates and see what we have in store for 2024. Thanks to all of our volunteers, donors, and supporters near and far for making this year such a success. And special thanks to our friends and restoration partners at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum and R. J. Corman Railroad Group for their continued support. Hard to believe it's been 70 years since 576 was saved from the scrapper's torch. It won't be long until the boiler is hot and we get to hear that sweet, melodic voice return to Music City! ... See MoreSee Less
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