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Thank You to the following groups and foundations for their gifts and contributions towards the restoration of NC&StL No. 576:

  • Candelaria Fund
  • The Wick Moorman Charitable Fund
  • Walter J. Ferguson Charitable Trust
  • Right Track Foundation
  • John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust
  • CSX Transportation
  • The Joyce Family Foundation
  • The Cal Turner Family Foundation
  • Tom E. Dailey Foundation
  • Society for Industrial Archaeology
  • Amherst Railway Society
  • Nashville Convention & Visitor’s Corp.
  • Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
  • Nashville Parks Foundation
  • Nashville Predators Foundation
  • National Railway Historical Society (NRHS)
  • ALCO Historical & Technical Society
  • Giving Matters
  • A Community Thrives-Crowdrise

Project Sponsors

4800 Waterfront Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30336

Mammoet’s heavy lifting services support clients in every major industrial sector. With a combination of specialized equipment and in-depth, sector-specific engineering experience, Mammoet helps clients benefit from greater safety and efficiency. Whether it’s a capital project or ongoing maintenance, Mammoet can often find ways of shortening the critical path through carefully planned and executed lifting operations. The result is facilities can come into production, or return to service, on or ahead of schedule, ensuring maximum uptime.

Clark Crane, LLC
215 River Hills Dr.
Nashville, TN 37210

Clark Crane, LLC was established by Clark Elliott. With over 35 years of crane industry experience, we specialize in providing the right equipment for your needs. We strive to present the best service to our customers through integrity and perseverance, to surpass expectations, and to satisfy our motto: “Said & Done.”We want to provide the right crane for the job, in terms of both capability and efficiency. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for, or you’re not sure where to start, feel free to give us a call or send us a note.

Rogers Group, Inc.
421 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228

Founded by Ralph Rogers, who first began crushing rock in 1908 on the side of the road in then-rural Bloomington, IN, Rogers Group is proud of its long and storied legacy and its wide-ranging impact on the American infrastructure and economy. Rogers Group is still owned by descendants of Ralph Rogers, and three of Ralph’s great-grandchildren serve on the company’s Board of Directors today. In 2016, the Board elected Darin Matson as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Group.

Volunteer Welding Supply
815 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Started in 1973 by Harold & Evenlyn McMurtry, Volunteer Welding Supply is a locally-owned company serving the greater Middle Tennessee area. At VWS, you’ll find the finest welding equipment & supplies by all major brands, all welding, medical and restaurant gases with an friendly & expert staff. Pleasing people through education, finding the best solutions, and offering exceptional service are still the foundations of the family-owned business.

Lincoln Electric
240 Great Circle Road, #352
Nashville, TN 37228

Lincoln Electric is an American multinational and a global manufacturer of welding products, arc welding equipment, welding consumables, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and robotic welding systems. The Lincoln Electric Company was founded in 1895 by John C. Lincoln. Although the company began by producing electric motors, the first welding machine were made by the Lincoln brothers in 1909. Today, Lincoln Electric’s welding machines and electrodes are industry leading and a testament to their dedication to quality and performance.

Strato, Inc.
100 New England Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Strato, Inc. is a leading manufacturer, engineering quality products while providing exceptional customer service to the rail industry. Products are designed to meet AAR specifications and include air brake hose assemblies, flanges, weld fittings, gladhands, dummy couplings, end of car arrangements, yokes, knuckles, tank car and transit castings, test and custom designed specialty items.

Our highly innovative team of engineers work to improve the existing product line and to design new products that exceed current performance expectations and solve industry-wide problems. Strato offers on-site engineering consulting services to assist customers with special projects and challenges. An R&D lab and test facilities located within the plant are equipped to simulate real world conditions.

While maintaining multi-million dollar inventory in warehouses throughout North America, Strato offers next day shipping on most items. Each of these value added services enable Strato to deliver the best products in the market today.



From gas welding broken bicycles at 8 yrs old to welding
at Erenest Homes Wrecker and Chattanooga Boiler &
Tank in high school, Steve completed the 1974 -1975
certified welding course at Chattanooga State Tech, and
worked through Steamfitters L. U. 43 for TVA at Sequoyah Nuclear Power and Belfonte Nuclear Power for 9 years. Three years for Bechtal at Plant Vogtle Nucleal Power, and back home with local Mechanical Contractors from pipe fab shops to paper mills, chemical companies, boiler and pressure vessel repairs.

Unarco Rack
701 E. 16th Avenue, Springfield, TN 37172

UNARCO Material Handling, Inc. manufactures structural and roll-formed pallet racking and a multitude of warehouse storage systems for distribution centers and retail stores.  UNARCO provides the widest industrial shelving product assortment including Carton Flow, Pallet Flow, Push Back Rack, Drive In Rack, Pick Modules, Cantilever Rack , Mezzanines, and Pallet Rack Repair.  Our client list covers every imaginable industry and is fabricated in strict compliance with all current RMI standards.  From project engineering and design to onsite project management to installation, UNARCO can take any distribution center or warehouse storage space add a pallet rack solution that will increase efficiency.

Kano Laboratories
1000 East Thompson Lane
P.O. Box 110098
Nashville, Tennessee 37222

Loosens Frozen Metal Parts! … Nothing Works Like Kroil. Hanging Loose Since 1939.
Kroil – An industry proven penetrating oil that has no equal. Used by 480 of the Fortune 500 companies!

Based on scientific discoveries at Kano Laboratories located in Nashville, Tennessee, Kroil creeps into millionth inch spaces, breaks bonds due to rust, corrosion, contamination, or compression and lubricates to loosen frozen metal parts. Kroil will be a valuable product in the disassembly and restoration of NC&StL No. 576!

World Testing, Inc
70 East Hill Street
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

For all your project testing needs. Expect. Inspect.
You have heard the expression, “You get what you pay for.”  At World Testing, we believe that holds just as true for your building or fabrication project, and we want to help you ensure that you get what you pay for. That’s why we’ve added the “Expect. Inspect.” tagline to our logo. For your peace of mind, call us to handle your next project.  Whether it’s in the field or in the lab, our highly trained and certified technicians and inspectors can help you get what you pay for.  After all…
“You may not get what YOU Expect, unless WE  Inspect.”
Providing expert testing for project 576.

HMS Capital Management LLC
5130 Ashland City Hwy • Nashville, Tennessee 37218
Phone: 615.829.7200 • Fax: 615.829.7201 •

Our Guiding Principles
To provide you with professional, timely unbiased advice, free of any hidden agendas or motivations.
To communicate with you in as much detail, and as often as you wish.
To never take your business for granted — that’s why we ask you to re-hire us each year.
To maximize asset growth at a level of risk with which you are comfortable
To anticipate and prepare you to act on whatever challenges or opportunities lie ahead

215 Whisett Rd.
Nashville, TN 37210

Safety-Kleen is a leading provider of environmental services, oil refining, and responsible cleaning solutions. We are at the forefront of developing practical green processes for business, just as we were the day the company was founded. In fact, for many years, we were virtually alone. Few people share our passion for keeping workplaces safe by keeping the environment clean. That passion, and the resulting innovation, punctuates our history with notable firsts and remarkable achievements.

John Bouchard & Sons
1024 Harrison Street
Nashville, TN 37203

We fix.  We build.  We innovate. We work hard, tell the truth and stand by our product. We start with valuing relationships – ours as a family, and our customers’ with us. Thankful for our community, we love giving back.  From contributions to the War Effort in the 1940’s, to supporting Nashville’s charities for youth and the needy each year, we want our faith to be active.  And that is often found here, one worker helping the other. John Bouchard was the father 5 generations ago. Today his descendants still own and operate the business, while an army of craftsmen, service experts, and staff – those they are mentoring and those who have trained them – know they are all part of the JBS family.

Tennessee Valley Railroad
4119 Cromwell Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Take a trip back in time, to a slower-paced era when railroad travel was a way of life. Relive the romance of the rails when vintage trains provided an escape from the everyday routine. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum provides an interactive, historical experience that will add an extra dimension to your visit to Chattanooga’s popular attractions. Here you will find the only regularly scheduled, full-sized train ride in Tennessee. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is so much more than entertainment… it is your chance to experience the sights and sounds of yesteryear!

500 Wallace Way
York, SC 29745

Over 50 years of experience in the manufacturing of components for heavy duties have made us an essential partner to our clients. The know-how within the Group allows us to optimize processes and materials, minimizing cost, and maximizing product quality.Forging for us is not just a step of the process, but a form of Art. As only through deep material & equipment knowledgemaximum quality can be obtained. We are committed to growth in the activities of engineering, forging, machining and delivering on time. Our people have a passion for challenges, continuous improvement and excellence.

Dixie Packing & Seal
1900 Elm Tree Drive
Nashville, TN 37210

“Dixie Packing & Seal has built a reputation for supplying quality products and offering dependable service. We have been partnering with our customers to help solve problems since 1979. We are now women owned as of January 2018. We are committed to being a leader in our industry, and that means we are committed to keeping you, the customer, informed about the best and latest in product development and our valuable services.”

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