NASHVILLE – A steam locomotive that has been on display in Nashville for decades is about to take its first journey since 1953.
After two years of planning, preparation, and fund raising, Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 4-8-4 No. 576 will move from Centennial Park to live rails on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, the Nashville Steam Preservation Society announced Thursday.
The locomotive and tender will travel two miles down some of the busiest streets in Nashville on special multi-wheel trailers, the preservation society said. Mammoet, a global leader in heavy lifting and transport was selected to move the engine to a nearby shortline railroad, the Nashville & Western Railroad.
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