Nashville Steam Preservation Society establishes Advisory Committee to
provide counsel and expertise to the team restoring the
Nashville Chattanooga and St. Louis 4-8-4 No. 576 Steam Locomotive
The Advisory Committee provides railroading, business, development, cultural
and public relations expertise during the restoration of the Nashville icon
The Nashville Steam Preservation Society announced the formation of an Advisory Committee that will guide the organization as it restores the Nashville Chattanooga and St. Louis 4-8-4 No. 576 Steam Locomotive to operational service.
The Advisory Committee draws its membership from Nashville and beyond and represents the business, marketing, legal, and railroading industries.
“Restoring No. 576 is an ambitious project that involves expertise from a wide range of professions,” said Shane Meador, president of Nashville Steam Preservation Society (NSPS). “Our Advisory Committee will help to guide operations as we raise funds, restore the locomotive, build a maintenance and display facility and operate excursions on the Nashville and Eastern Railroad.”
The Advisory Committee includes:
- Wick Moorman, Co-Chair
President, Chairman and CEO, Norfolk Southern Corp (retired);
CEO, Amtrak (retired)
- Richard Tower, Co-Chair
Amtrak District Superintendent (retired).
President, The Candelaria Fund (grant making foundation)
- Bill Purcell
Former Mayor, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, and founding Partner at Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter, PLLC.
- Monique Odom
Director, Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation
- Bill Drunsic
President, Nashville & Eastern Railroad (retired)
- Jim Wrinn
Chief Editor, Trains Magazine
- Doyle McCormack
President, Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation / SP 4449
- Mark Hinsdale
Assistant Vice President Network Strategy, CSX (retired)
- Bill Ozier
Attorney at Nashville’s Bass, Berry, and Sims PLC (retired)
- Dr. Mike Hartshorne
President, New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society
- Hank Sherwood
Creative Director at GS&F Marketing Firm (retired)
“This effort has a lot of potential. The members that comprise the large group of volunteers leading this project are both talented and committed,” said co-chair Rich Tower, “and it’s clear that Nashville enthusiastically supports the restoration of this significant part of its history.” The Advisory Committee will help guide NSPS using their varied experiences with other, similar endeavors. “The caliber of professionals on our Advisory Committee is a testament to the commitment and caliber of the Nashville Steam Preservation Society Team,” said Meador. “We strongly believe that with the progress we have made to date, and the quality of the people involved, the restoration of No. 576 will be a credit to the city of Nashville.”
Head to the Advisors Page to learn more.