Historic steam train arrives at Nashville museum for restoration

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A historic steam locomotive that spent 65 years in Centennial Park has reached another leg on it’s journey to restoration. 

The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 4-8-4 No. 576 made the four-mile journey across Nashville Sunday. 

Nashville & Eastern towed the big steam locomotive on its own wheels across the city, where it will go to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum for restoration. Once it’s restored, the train will pull cars from Nashville to easterly cities like Lebanon, Watertown, and Cookeville. 

The 576 made a historic stop in Union Station Saturday before continuing on to the museum. 

The train was first built in 1942 to aid the war effort and spent 10 years pulling trains for NC&StL 

The Nashville Steam and Preservation Society raised over $500,000 to move the train from Centennial Park and an additional $1.5 to $2 Million will be needed for the restoration and operating costs. 

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