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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23 hours ago
We have a backlog of #TechTuesday posts so let's get started! The Steam Crew has been hard at work installing patch bolts at various spots on the boiler's wrapper sheet. The bolts are an alternate method of joining the metal sections when riveting is not practical in that area. Click through the photos to see the process and stay tuned for more mechanical updates! ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
We are elated to announce that our summer matching fundraiser has surpassed our $100,000 goal! Over $240,000 has been raised to fund the restoration of Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis steam locomotive no. 576. Thanks to our donors, members, and friends across the country who contributed. Read on for details on what work these funds will cover this year and what this means for a test fire in 2023! Click here: www.nashvillesteam.org/2022/09/summer-fundraising-goal-surpassed/ ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Mark your calendars! Join us on Saturday, November 5th for the Nashville Steam-576 Fall Open House! Come on out to the steam shop for a behind-the-scenes look at the progress on No. 576. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and explain what it takes to bring a 1942 steam locomotive back to life. Our open house is being held in conjunction with the Tennessee Central Railway Museum's Fall 2022 Model Train Show and Open House. Don't miss this opportunity for a day of Nashville railroading! ... See MoreSee Less