On this #GivingTuesday we would like to acknowledge and offer our deepest thanks to Alex Joyce and the Joyce Family Foundation for two contributions totaling $15,000! These funds will be used for various projects including the safety valves, power reverse and repairs to No. 576's iconic red capped stack. And because of the 2020 matching grant extension, these gifts have also been DOUBLED!!
In spite of all of the challenges this year, the restoration of No. 576 is still moving full steam ahead. Help keep the project "on track" by making a contribution at the link below. Restoring steam locomotives is an incredibly expensive endeavor and every bit helps bring a Nashville treasure back to life! #TechTuesday
Feeling a little blue now that the Thanksgiving leftovers are dwindling down? Well let's change that and start the weekend off right with some music! The extremely talented Blues and Folk artist Cristina Vane visited the Nashville Steam shop for an acoustic performance of "Train I Ride" with No. 576 for the Rhythm Of The Rails Virtual Concert.
This song is just one example of how much railroad history is interwoven with blues and music history. The famous verse of "16 coaches long" was heard as far back as the Carter family's 'Worried Blues', itself based on a Celtic ballad, and heard through Junior Parker to Mississippi Fred McDowell. We are so grateful to Cristina for showcasing her talents to help put "The Duchess" back on track! #StripeHype
The NASHVILLE STEAM PRESERVATION SOCIETY (NSPS) is a 501c(3) public charity, Tennessee not-for-profit corporation formed to preserve our history by restoring and operating relevant historic railroad equipment for the purposes of education, tourism, and goodwill to and for METRO NASHVILLE.