Nashville Steam is pleased to announce a new $25,000 matching grant opportunity! An anonymous donor has generously agreed to help us reach our initial fundraising goal and jumpstart No. 576’s journey to restoration. For every $15,000 raised through donations and grants, an additional $5,000 will be donated to the relocation fund. The matching grant runs through the end of the year or until the maximum of $25,000 is reached.
As part of the lease agreement with Metro Nashville, NSPS must raise $500,000 before the historic steam locomotive can be relocated. Once the goal has been met, the locomotive will be moved from its display site in Centennial Park and transported to the initial restoration facility approximately five miles away.
“Significant Donations have been coming in from all over the country,” said Shane Meador, President of the Nashville Steam Preservation Society. “No. 576 may be in Nashville but its appeal has no borders. We are thrilled for this matching grant opportunity to help start the major mechanical work and get No. 576 back on track.” Head to the link below and donate today to help bring the Rhythm of the Rails back to the Music City!