March, 2019: NC&St.L Engine 576 has been moved from Centennial Park to Tennessee Central Railway Museum for detailed rebuilding and restoration.
There are numerous photos and videos on both Facebook and YouTube that tell a great story.
The mission of the NASHVILLE STEAM PRESERVATION SOCIETY is 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.
The restoration of Locomotive 576 to operation will serve as a visceral link to the history of Nashville and honor those who make the region great. The locomotive was designed in Nashville and has called the Music City home since delivery from the factory in 1942.
The next step: Help Revive a Nashville Legend
PHASE 1 – SECURE LEASE WITH METRO NASHVILLE
- Secure $500,000 through fundraising campaign to underwrite relocation, asbestos abatement, and thorough evaluation - COMPLETE
PHASE 2 – RELOCATE / ABATE / INSPECT
- Relocate #576 to Tennessee Central Railway Museum - Move completed March, 2019.
- Abate asbestos and prepare locomotive for detailed inspection
- Inspect and thoroughly evaluate Locomotive 576
Links to additional information
Nashville Steam Preservation Society website
Nashville Steam Preservation Society Facebook Page