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2017 Gretna Fest

Posted by Louisiana Steam Train Association on Monday, October 9, 2017

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AUG 2017 Steam Up

Steam Up at the LASTA Yard Posted by Louisiana Steam Train Association on Monday, August 28, 2017

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Steam Up – FEB 17

We are running steam locomotive 745 at our yard tomorrow between 1pm and 4pm.  The event is open to all LASTA members.

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FEB 2017 Steam Up

Steam Up at the Yard Posted by Louisiana Steam Train Association on Monday, August 28, 2017

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“Santa Rolls into Jefferson Parish”

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Christmas Party

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  

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2016 Steam Fest Flyer

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2016 Steamfest

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

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2016 Gretna Fest

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

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Porter Locomotive

Update on the old Porter Locomotive….  

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Track Work

(Feb 2016) Track maintenance…

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Steam Up

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

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2015 Christmas Party

Come join us at the 2015 LASTA Christmas party on SAT DEC 12. The party is scheduled from 11 AM until 4 pm and is open to the public.  Santa will be arriving on SP-745 and we will have train … Continue reading

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2015 GretnaFest

SP-745 at GretnaFest

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2015 Gretnafest

SP-745 will be appearing at the 21st Annual Gretna Heritage Festival from October 2nd to October 4th. We will be setup with Operation Lifesaver at our normal location on 4th street. For more information about Gretna Heritage Festival, visit www.gretnafest.com        … Continue reading

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2015 Gretna Fest (OCT 2-4)

LASTA is in the process in finalizing plans to attend the 2015 Gretna Fest.  At the time we, are planning to arrive at our usual location on 4th street in the morning on Friday, October 2nd.   Stay tuned to this website … Continue reading

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2015 Christmas Party

The party has been scheduled for December 12th from Noon to 4 pm.  Please come and join us and bring some friends.  Santa will be arriving by train. We will have train rides for everyone.  745 Club members can get it the … Continue reading

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2014 General Membership Meeting

The general membership board meeting will be next Thursday, November 6th at 7:00pm in the Jefferson car at the rail yard. Included in this board meeting will be the board elections.

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“The Heart Of Louisiana”

SP 745 and LASTA were the subject of the latest installment of the weekly news feature, “The Heart Of Louisiana” which airs in New Orleans on FOX 8 WVUE-TV. http://www.fox8live.com/story/24594984/heart-of-louisiana-locomotive-745

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Dear Friend of 745, we do not want to disappoint you by not having the engine fired up and giving rides for our annual event. As a result we will postpone the Christmas Party at the LASTA yard, 1501 Jefferson … Continue reading

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