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Saturday April 22nd!


We’re on the last mile now! Help us raise $350,000 to finish the restoration of Nashville’s next attraction.



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?
FundraisingPress Release
February 27, 2023

Restoration of Nashville Locomotive Enters the Last Mile

The road to revival for a Middle Tennessee attraction is entering the last mile of an extensive overhaul funded entirely by grants and donations NASHVILLE, TN – After seven years of work…
October 22, 2022

NSPS Fall Open House Set for November 5th

Fall Open House Set for Saturday November 5th   Join us on Saturday, November 5th for the Fall Open House! Walk through the shop and see the latest progress on…
September 21, 2022

Nashville Steam Surpasses Summer Fundraising Goal

Following the announcement of a special matching grant opportunity in May, the not-for-profit organization, Nashville Steam has successfully raised more than $200,000 toward the ongoing restoration of future Middle Tennessee…
August 17, 2022

NSPS Announces ’80 for 80′ Campaign to Mark 576’s 80th Birthday

NC&StL No. 576 Turns 80! NSPS Launches '80 for 80' Campaign to Finish 2022 Matching Grant First 80 People to Donate $80 Will Receive Limited Edition Challenge Coin   Nashville's…



1 week ago

Nashville Steam
"People that know what this means to not only Nashville’s history but the country’s history. It's about bringing back a piece of Old Nashville. And with it, they’re bringing the sounds that inspired musicians, especially country artists in Nashville. Those sounds haven’t been heard here since the ’50s." We're thrilled to have Nashville Scene cover the restoration of the "Centennial Park" engine. Check out their article here: ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Nashville Steam
It's been awhile since our mechanical update, but that doesn't mean the work is slowing down! In fact, the overhaul of No. 576's original Westinghouse cross-compound air pump is nearing completion. The air compressor provides the needed air to work the train's braking system. The air is contained within 2 large reservoir tanks that are cast into the locomotive's frame. A huge thank you to the John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust for providing the funding needed to overhaul the air pump and our friends at FMW Solutions for performing the work. We can't wait to hear that classic rhythm and pulse that only a Westinghouse can provide. And that's not all! More exciting updates are on the way that will really get us rolling down the #LastMile! #TechTuesday ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Nashville Steam
"More than $2 million has been raised since this project will certainly be an economic boom for both Nashville and the surrounding areas.” Thanks to WKRN News 2 and Maranda Whittington for their tour of the shop and update on our last mile! ... See MoreSee Less
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