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Plans for historic steam locomotive SP 745 to pull an empty grain train on the New Orleans and Gulf Coast (NOGC) Railway have been delayed until at least August or September. However, our GoFundMe campaign to raise the needed money … Continue reading
We at Louisiana Steam Train Association (LASTA) are deeply moved and very excited by the response we have received from railfans and others on our plans to have historic Southern Pacific steam locomotive # 745 pull a freight train on … Continue reading
Exciting news, railfans! Help us take a quick trip back in time! To the sights and sounds and smells of the mighty steam locomotive! What better way to help celebrate the Crescent City’s Tricentennial with a real blast from the past! Although … Continue reading
December 16, 2017 – It was a magical day for a few in the city of New Orleans as SP 745, the last surviving steam engine built in Louisiana, headed out onto the main line. Operated by the Louisiana Steam … Continue reading
Posted by Louisiana Steam Train Association on Monday, October 9, 2017
Steam Up at the LASTA Yard Posted by Louisiana Steam Train Association on Monday, August 28, 2017
We are running steam locomotive 745 at our yard tomorrow between 1pm and 4pm. The event is open to all LASTA members.
Steam Up at the Yard Posted by Louisiana Steam Train Association on Monday, August 28, 2017
DEC 17, 2016 | 11 AM to 4 PM at the LASTA Yard (map) Ride our Steam Train and our new restored Speeder Live Music | Refreshments | Gift Shop Santa Arrives at 12:30 PM
Steam Fest Is Back!!! After several years on hiatus due to major levee reconstruction on The Fly at Audubon Park, Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive #745 returns! It’s the 2016 Steam Train Festival! The historic engine and her exhibit train will … Continue reading
SP 745 APPEARANCE AT THE 2016 GRETNA FEST HAS BEEN CANCELLED Due to circumstances beyond our control historic Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive # 745 and train WILL NOT appear at this year’s Gretna Fest! We regret any inconvenience this may … Continue reading
Update on the old Porter Locomotive….
(Feb 2016) Track maintenance…
In the last issue of the 745 Journal, we had advertised a Steam Up scheduled for February 28th. If have followed our recent posts, you may already know that our crew is working on the throttle value. The crew has reported that the … Continue reading