The public is invited to come see The Stripe as it rolls into the station between 11am and 1pm this Saturday, March 9, stopping for one day to mark the occasion before continuing to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum to undergo its complete restoration.
From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., we’re encouraging anyone with an interest to come take photographs, hear the whistle blow and learn more about what’s been done to get her rolling again and what’s yet to come farther down the line. Please consider these important details:
- Free parking will be available at Cummins Station (see map below, enter from Demonbreun). Please note that all vehicles will need to move from that lot by 4 p.m., or will be charged the normal evening rate. The Predators are playing at 7 p.m., and we want to be respectful of the lot owner’s generosity.
- We will have three food trucks (the Grilled Cheeserie, Cousin’s Maine Lobster and Banjo’s Food Truck) on-site serving great meals.
- Please note that this event is rain or shine, but we will be set up under cover in case showers pop up.
- The exact display location of the locomotive will be determined on Saturday, to ensure that it will not interfere with regular CSX rail operations.
- For photographers, both the Demonbreun Street and Broadway bridges will provide excellent vantage points, and you can get close to the locomotive from the event site (see map below). No one is allowed on CSX property for safety reasons – we must insist that everyone stay behind the fence.
We hope to see you on Saturday as we mark another milestone in 576 history!