Following our successful Open House in mid-October, NSPS was back in Centennial Park to continue several projects on No. 576. Several of the tender roller bearings were drained of the 63-year oil, inspected, and refilled with new oil. We are very pleased to say they are in great condition! Additionally, the cylinder and valve covers were removed for the first time in decades. We removed the valve heads on both sides of the locomotive for inspection of the spool valves and stuffing box. We were very pleased with their condition! All great signs for the future of No. 576!
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3 days ago
The drivers are off to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum!! You know, for as many times as these wheels have been to Chattanooga, this is the first time they’re going via I-24…Thanks again to project sponsor Clark Crane, LLC for their help loading up and hauling off the driver wheels this morning! #SteamTheStripe ...
5 days ago
We're doing a bit of Summer cleaning during this week's #TechTuesday! Nearly seven decades of dirt and grime certainly took it's toll on the engine and trailing trucks. We are so thankful for our volunteers who are willing to put their clean clothes on the line to scrape and needle scale the muck away so we can begin inspections. Sign up for the NSPS mailing list at bit.ly/3ziQOfi for even more updates on all things 576! #SteamTheStripe ...
2 weeks ago
Nashville Steam would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Wally Pilkinton. Wally served as the president of the NC&StL Railway Preservation Society and was a longtime supporter of No. 576, advocating for it its relocation and restoration long before NSPS formed in 2016. We will miss our visits with him and his unending positive attitude. As his son recently said, Wally didn't derail but switched tracks to the next life waiting for him. Please join us in offering thoughts and prayers to the Pilkinton family during this time. ...