All donations of $250.00 or more are now being doubled in 2022!

Help us restore Nashville’s No. 576!



There is nothing as invigorating as the mighty Iron Horse.

THE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE has inspired millions of people throughout history –
and Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway No. 576 is about to inspire thousands more.
NASHVILLE STEAM is undertaking the restoration and operation of a Nashville legend.
The adventure departs now. Will you climb aboard The Stripe?
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December 29, 2021

Behind-the-scenes with Nashville Steam

Trains Magazine goes behind the scenes with Nashville Steam and its President Shane Meador and Communications Manager Joey Bryan for an update on the restoration on 576, background on how…
FundraisingPress Release
November 15, 2021

Nashville Steam Issues End of Year Matching Grant Challenge

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – As the restoration of Nashville’s iconic steam locomotive nears its halfway point, Nashville Steam Preservation Society has issued a matching grant challenge to raise $100,000 by the…
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November 4, 2021

NSPS Fall Open House Set For November 13th

Join Us On November 13th for the Nashville Steam Fall Open House! Last Opportunity for the Public to See Steam Locomotive No. 576 This Year The Nashville Steam Preservation Society…
October 20, 2021

Hands-On Steam Experience | Road to Revival Series

Last month, we caught a remarkable glimpse of what awaits us in the Middle Tennessee region when we have an operating, mainline steam locomotive of our very own. Several of…
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June 17, 2021

NSPS Completes Engine Lift and Wheel Removal

Nashville Steam Successfully Lifts No. 576, Removes Wheels for Refurbishment Thanks to help from project sponsor Clark Crane, FMW Solutions, and Nashville Steam volunteers, No. 576 is one major step…
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June 10, 2021

No. 576 to Hit Major Milestone With Engine Lift

LEGENDARY STEAM LOCOMOTIVE’S RESTORATION HITS SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE WITH LIFT Two Cranes to Lift 220,000-Pound Historic Train, Remove Wheels for Refurbishment on June 17th The World War II-era steam locomotive currently…



1 week ago

Nashville Steam
THANK YOU to the National Railway Historical Society for selecting Nashville Steam and No. 576 for a 2022 Heritage Grant! This $5,000 award will go towards repairing and servicing the locomotive's original Coale safety valves. These critical components, also known as "pop" valves, are safety devices located on top of the boiler and automatically release steam from the boiler once it reaches a certain, pre-determined pressure amount. And because of our current matching grant, the award has been DOUBLED to $10,000! NRHS previously awarded a grant for the repairs to the Worthington hot water pump in 2019, which is now fully serviced and ready to go! We are so appreciative of their continued support of No. 576! #TechTuesday #SteamTheStripe ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Nashville Steam
Looking for a Saturday activity? Come on out to the National N-Scale Convention Train Show at the Sheraton Music City Hotel! The Nashville Steam Mobile Company Store is set up with all of the latest 576 Gear. A great opportunity for any last minute Father's Day gifts! Click the link for show info:'t make it to the show? Shop now on the online store! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Nashville Steam
The tires are on and the heat is up for today's #TechTuesday! All of the new steel tires have been installed on 576's driver tires down at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga by our friends at FMW Solutions. A few of the original tires needed to be replaced so we used this opportunity to go ahead and replace all of them at the same time. The process to remove and install the tires is essentially the same by using the tire heating ring to expand them to be slightly bigger than the wheel. As they cool, the interference fit holds them in place. A big thank you to everyone who contributed during last year's Giving Tuesday fundraiser to help fund this project! #SteamTheStripe ... See MoreSee Less
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