Chattanooga & St. Louis steam locomotive number
576 has been located in Centennial Park,
Nashville, Tennessee since September 30, 1953.
the only confirmed remaining steam engine from
this southern railroad.
years, the engine has lost many detail parts, and
is currently behind a locked fence to deter further
theft. Unfortunately, it is still exposed
to weather elements and is in need of protection
from deteriorating effects of the weather.
a discussion group in 1999 dedicated to this effort,
in hopes of minimally erecting a shed over 576. While
the City of Nashville did finally build the shed, other problems followed (pigeons, lack of fence, etc.). Ideally,
we would love to see 576 restored to running condition!
would like to join our efforts, want further
information, or have been involved in similar projects
in the past, please subscribe using the following
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has evolved over the several years to a new group
NC&StL Railway Preservation Society, Inc. The
NCPS is a nonprofit corporation chartered in Tennessee in 2001; dedicated
to the preservation of artifacts and history of
the NC&StL Railway. Membership is open
to all who want to help achieve that goal.
with the charter, the NCPS wants to restore #576
to operating condition. By operating the engine,
income for future maintenance can be assured. Every
day that passes the chances of restoring this engine
successfully grow worse. Every smashed valve or
part, every stolen element lessens the chance.
If the engine is to be saved, it must be rescued
from the neglect and negligence it is currently
help us in our efforts? Are you willing to
donate time or money to this project? We
are currently seeking active members, donations
and letters of intent to strengthen
further information, please see the NCPS web page at www.ncstl.com.