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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We're delighted to announce that Trains Magazine has selected Nashville Steam as its next Preservation Partner! This year-long fundraising partnership will highlight the meaningful progress on the restoration of steam locomotive No. 576 and help us set a course for its future. With your help, we can "Steam the Stripe" once again. Learn more about what's next for Nashville's landmark locomotive here: www.nashvillesteam.org/2021/04/trains-magazine-announces-nashville-steam-as-the-next-preservation... ...
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