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 Post subject: Re: NC&STL 576 campaign
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:58 pm 

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softwerkslex wrote:
What engine is the donated stoker coming from?

Someone else would need to chime in, but the stoker was in a pile of spare parts before it was donated.

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 Post subject: Re: NC&STL 576 campaign
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:08 pm 

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The stoker in question sat alongside the tool house for a number of years and was not from any locomotive in the collection. It had no provenance that anyone could identify, though it must have come from a large locomotive since the stoker trough was 14 feet long.


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 Post subject: Re: NC&STL 576 campaign
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:04 pm 

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This is a nice way of showing how restoration groups can be co-operative to the benefit of all.

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 Post subject: Re: NC&STL 576 campaign
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:47 pm 

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Maybe I'm missing something here, and I have skipped over the mentions in this thread, but:

1- Is 576 missing it's stoker?

2- If so, why/how?

3- What are the "tool house" and "the collection" being referenced?

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 Post subject: Re: NC&STL 576 campaign
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:19 am 

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1. Not as far as I know.
2. See No. 1
3. Railroad Museum of Pa. Tool house was in a non-public area.

There is/was an effort to clean up around the non-public areas of the display yard, and the stoker was part of that. It was slated for scrap until a volunteer intervened and found a home for the stoker. After all, they don't make 'em any more.


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 Post subject: Re: NC&STL 576 campaign
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:25 am 

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Nashville Steam recently had a very successful open house

http://www.nashvillesteam.org/2016/10/o ... e-success/

and released the video linked below:

http://www.nashvillesteam.org/2016/10/h ... le-legend/

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 Post subject: Re: NC&STL 576 campaign
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:00 am 

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I haven't seen anyone post about this yet, so I figured I'd let it be known.

The Nashville Steam Preservation Society (NSPS) has reached their goal of $500,000 that is needed to relocate Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis (NC&StL) 4-8-4 Dixie #576 from its current location (Centennial Park in Nashville, TN) to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum where it will begin getting restored to operation.

Link: http://www.nashvillesteam.org/2018/10/n ... sing-goal/

It's very excited to see that #576 is actually getting another chance to run again. It took a long time (and many previous attempts) for this to happen, but now the wheels are in motion (no pun intended).

I can't wait to see her when she is finished up and running again. What a sight she will be.

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 Post subject: Re: NC&STL 576 campaign
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:09 am 

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The Nashville Steam Preservation Society Announces the Relocation Of
Historic Steam Locomotive No. 576 Out of Centennial Park For Restoration
Will Happen On Sunday, January 13, 2019.

The Nashville Steam Preservation Society (NSPS) announced today that former Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway (NC&StL) steam locomotive No. 576 will make its long anticipated move from Centennial Park and back to live rails on Sunday, January 13, 2019. This effort is the culmination of more than two years of fundraising and volunteer labor, and it will be accomplished by hauling the locomotive and tender nearly two miles down some of the busiest streets in Nashville on specially-equipped, multi-wheeled trailers. The move of No. 576 will enable NSPS to undertake an in-depth, multi-year overhaul to return the locomotive to operational condition, after which point it will pull excursion trains for the general public on the Nashville & Eastern Railroad, between Nashville and easterly communities including Lebanon, Watertown and Cookeville.

The steam locomotive was manufactured in 1942 to aid in the war effort, and it spent ten years hauling trains for the NC&StL Railway where it served as a steam-producing, music-inspiring, passenger-carrying, history-making locomotive that connected musicians to Music City. In 1953, No. 576 was moved to Nashville’s Centennial Park where it served as a static relic of the past and backdrop for countless family photos.

“Following its donation to Nashville, No. 576 continued with a new purpose, giving our young visitors a sense of history and our seasoned visitors a sense of nostalgia,” explained Metro Parks Director, and NSPS Advisor, Monique Odom. “We are excited to see the progress made by NSPS over the past few years, and we look forward to the day, sometime soon, when Nashvillians and tourists alike can board a train behind No. 576.”



Full press release: http://www.nashvillesteam.org/2018/12/no-576-to-leave-centennial-park-on-january-13th/

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 Post subject: Re: NC&STL 576 campaign
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:00 pm 

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Very nice accomplishment.

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