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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6 days ago
"We're full steam ahead!" Our thanks to Terry Bulger and WSMV News 4, Nashville for stopping by the steam shop yesterday for an update on the restoration of NC&StL No. 576! Several projects are nearing completion and more that will be starting soon. It's shaping up to be another exciting year for Nashville Steam! #StripeHype ...
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It's been two years since No. 576 departed from Centennial Park and officially hit the Road to Revival. We've made great strides since then and 2021 is looking to be our best year yet! Help keep the restoration on track by making a contribution at the link below. Every dollar will help bring this Nashville Treasure steam again! #StripeHype #576villebit.ly/3bxkpZP ...