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745 Freight Run Update

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

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745 Freight Update

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

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SP 745 Freight Run

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

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745’s Annual Inspection

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ASTM Visit

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JAN 2018 Scout Visit

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Santa’s North Pole Steam Train

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

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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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