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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3 days ago
Our own Tennessee Titans are 2-0 and SEC gameplay starts this weekend. But remember, it can take the length of up to 18 football fields to stop a speeding train in an emergency. We join our friends with Operation Lifesaver Inc. to promote #RailSafetyWeek and remind everyone not to trespass on railroad property. See Tracks? Think Train. #StripeHype ...
6 days ago
THANK YOU to the Joyce Family Foundation for their recent contribution of $15,000 towards the restoration of the locomotive cab!! The Joyce Family previously donated to the relocation effort and we are so thankful and appreciative of their continued support of the restoration of NC&StL No. 576. We are also honored to have Mr. Alex Joyce serve on our Board of Directors.
And because of the 2020 Matching Grant, that gift has been doubled to $30,000!! We have more exciting news on the way so stay tuned! #TechTuesday #StripeHype ...
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1 week ago
After being cooped up in the steam shop for months, we thought we’d let No. 576 stretch her legs and enjoy this absolutely beautiful weather! While out in the open, Nashville Steam crew members started media blasting the interior of the boiler. Once everything is cleaned up, heavy repair work to the boiler’s interior will begin. #StripeHype ...