NC&StL 576

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Steam Locomotive 576 being painted
Locomotive 576 while being painted prior to the first Open House hosted by the Nashville Steam Preservation Society to promote and fundraise for the restoration of the locomotive to service.
The 576 looks alive for guests at the first open house with special lighting and effects.
The 576 looks alive for guests at the first open house with special lighting and effects.

The NC&StL(Nashville, Chattanooga, and St Louis) class J-3 Locomotive #576 is a 4-8-4 locomotive built in August 1942. By September 2nd, 1952, all of the NC&StL J3's were withdrawn from service and were scrapped except the 576. #576 was donated in September 1953 to the people of Nashville, TN after only 11 years of service. To this day, the locomotive has been on static display in Centennial Park in Nashville.[1]

A restoration to operational status as an excursion locomotive is underway by the Nashville Steam Preservation Society (N.S.P.S).[2]

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A video produced for the restoration project of locomotive #576.