Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway aka NC&StL, NC&Stl.L, ncstl,  




Nashville Steam Preservation Society (NSPS)

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.

Mission Statement

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


  • Secure $500,000 through fundraising campaign to underwrite relocation, asbestos abatement, and thorough evaluation - COMPLETE


  • 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



NC&StL Preservation Society, Inc. is in no way affiliated with the NC&StL Railway or any of it's successors.
As a non-profit entity, NCPS presents these pages to the public purely for educational and historic interest.

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