On Friday October 13th, The Nashville Steam Preservation Society hosted an Open House in honor of Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis Railway steam locomotive No. 576’s 75th birthday. No. 576 was built in 1942 by the American Steam Locomotive Company and arrived in Nashville just in time for the war effort. The Open House was an all out 1940s bash with the locomotive dressed up to its revenue service appearance. The highlight of the event was the performance by the Moonlighters Big Band ensemble, taking everyone in attendance back to a bygone era. More than a thousand people walked around the plaza and toured the locomotive’s cab. An additional fan favorite was the occasional blast of No. 576’s original whistle. With the help of a large air compressor, the voice of the NC&StL ‘Stripes’ echoed through the streets of west Nashville after a 60-year hiatus. Thank you to all who attended and everyone who made the event a huge success!!
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Join us this Saturday at the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Lebanon for the 29th Annual Christmas Toy Train Show! The Nashville Steam Company Store will be set up with our full stock of 576 gear, including the latest from our friends at Case Knives™! The show runs from 9am to 3pm and is located INSIDE the Made in Tennessee Building. Don't miss this opportunity to get your holiday shopping done for that special 576 fan! ... See MoreSee Less
We're extraordinarily grateful for your help in raising $25,823 yesterday during Giving Tuesday! With a $10,000 match from The Candeleria Foundation, we EXCEEDED our goal of $20,000 to help fund the restoration of steam locomotive No. 576's tender. Donations made yesterday were as small as $25.00 and as large as $1,500 and came from 57 individual supporters. Work on the tender will include new wheelsets, pedestal liners, machining, hardware, printer and paint, and more. ... See MoreSee Less