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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2 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
4 weeks ago
Wow! Such an incredible day with our friends at the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. Thanks again to Nickel Plate no. 765 and the crew for providing the needed steam pressure to help 576 sing in honor of her 80th anniversary. Learn more about our ‘80 for 80’ campaign at: bit.ly/3K9PH8b#StripeHype ... See MoreSee Less