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Historic Locomotive No. 576 will stop at Union Station before full restoration

Posted: 4:26 PM, Feb 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-28 17:28:23-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — In mid-January, Nashville's historic Engine No. 576 took it's first journey in 65 years, leaving Centennial Park in order to be restored. Now, the famous steam locomotive will move down the rails it originally served on as a workhorse.

On Saturday March 9, the public is encouraged to come watch at No. 576 rolls down the tracks to Union Station. The event will occur between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and will be the perfect opportunity to have photos taken with this piece of Nashville history.

Informational exhibits and pop-up history lessons will be available all day and a handful of food trucks will be present as well.

“This is the first time the Stripe has been to Union Station since 1952,” said Nashville Steam Communications Manager Joey Bryan, “and we want to celebrate this grand reunion of two local landmarks that helped build Nashville into the city it is today.”

The event will be free to the public and will be located in the parking lot behind Union Station. where the train is expected to arrive around noon.

This will be one of the final chances for the public to see the locomotive before it makes its way to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum to undergo a complete restoration.

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