We’re on the last mile now! Help us raise $350,000 to finish the restoration of Nashville’s next attraction.



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?
FundraisingPress Release
February 27, 2023

Restoration of Nashville Locomotive Enters the Last Mile

The road to revival for a Middle Tennessee attraction is entering the last mile of an extensive overhaul funded entirely by grants and donations NASHVILLE, TN – After seven years of work…
October 22, 2022

NSPS Fall Open House Set for November 5th

Fall Open House Set for Saturday November 5th   Join us on Saturday, November 5th for the Fall Open House! Walk through the shop and see the latest progress on…
September 21, 2022

Nashville Steam Surpasses Summer Fundraising Goal

Following the announcement of a special matching grant opportunity in May, the not-for-profit organization, Nashville Steam has successfully raised more than $200,000 toward the ongoing restoration of future Middle Tennessee…
August 17, 2022

NSPS Announces ’80 for 80′ Campaign to Mark 576’s 80th Birthday

NC&StL No. 576 Turns 80! NSPS Launches '80 for 80' Campaign to Finish 2022 Matching Grant First 80 People to Donate $80 Will Receive Limited Edition Challenge Coin   Nashville's…



3 weeks ago

Nashville Steam
We are restoring No. 576 as fast as we can, but sometimes that's just not fast enough. We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of NSPS volunteer Tom Knowles. Tom was a great friend to Nashville Steam and No. 576. He was one of the leading experts on the NC&StL Railway, a classic car aficionado, talented musician and artist, and a master model railroader, even going as far as to recreate the entire 1947 streamlined City of Memphis train in HO scale from scratch. Tom was a mentor to so many people and was always happy to answer any question with his vast knowledge of seemingly limitless subjects. Tom had a lifelong passion to see No. 576 steam again that started during his adolescence. Local lore says that he is the youngster on the pilot of 576 in the black and white photo taken shortly after the engine rolled into Centennial Park in 1953. He was involved with several efforts to restore 576 over the years and was a founding member of the NC&StL Preservation Society. In 2004 he helped lead the effort to construct the shelter over the locomotive. Tom was there when 576 took her first "step" after 60 years and he walked alongside the locomotive as it rolled out of the park in 2019. Tom will always be a part of 576's story. Rest well, dear friend. Green signals ahead. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Nashville Steam
Looking for something to do this weekend? The Nashville Steam mobile Company Store will be set up at the American Legion Post 44 Model Train Show! Select 576 items will be available for purchase so come on out and say hi! And you're only a stone's throw away from the Cowan Railroad Museum! Cowan is the former home of the NC&StL's pusher district on the mainline to Chattanooga and a place that 576 passed through on a regular basis. Don't miss this incredible piece of Tennessee history! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Nashville Steam
The weather is perfect and there are trains a-plenty at the Spring Open House and Train Show!! We’ll be here til 3pm. Come on out and see the progress on No. 576 for yourself!! ... See MoreSee Less
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