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
PHASE 2 – RELOCATE / ABATE / INSPECT
- 4th Qtr. 2016 – Relocate #576 to Tennessee Central Railway Museum
- 4th Qtr. 2016 – Abate asbestos and prepare locomotive for detailed inspection
- 1st/2nd Qtr. 2017 – Inspect and thoroughly evaluate Locomotive 576
Links to additional information
Nashville Steam Preservation Society website
Nashville Steam Preservation Society Facebook Page