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General Membership Meeting

The General Membership meeting has been schedule for December 5th.  The meeting will start at 7 PM in the Jefferson Car at the yard.

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LASTA Christmas Party

The Christmas Party has been scheduled for December  8th from 12 Noon to 4 PM.

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Follow us on Twitter @SP_745

We have set up a new Twitter account and will be posting updates as we travel to the Gretna Festival. You can follow 745 at-  https://twitter.com/SP_745

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GretnaFest is Approaching

Dear friend of the 745, your LASTA Crew is continuing preparations to return to GretnaFest again this year. There has been tremendous progress to date. We are in the final week to get everything ready. We will fire the engine … Continue reading

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745 Update for Gretnafest

Here are some update photos of the engine to show the progress to date on the engine. Come on out to see 745 in person. We are happy to have the extra help. Barry Keegan    

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Gretnafest

Dear Friend of the 745, LASTA is happy to report that the 745 will again be prominently displayed on 4th St. at the upcoming GretneFest on October 4, 5 and 6th. The engine will cross the Huey P. Long with the … Continue reading

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Erich Scholz

LASTA’ s Chief Mechanical Officer Erich Scholz passexd away unexpectedly on June 11, 2013.  He was an integral member of the crew and will be missed greatly. Because of his love for railroading, his family requested that any donations in his … Continue reading

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STEAMFEST Update

LASTA is working hard to arrange and hold its annual celebration of Louisiana’s railroad heritage, STEAMFEST. Due to conflicts with the levee raising project, Audubon Institute was unable to approve our requested SteamFest dates of May 18-19. The preceding weekend, … Continue reading

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Jan 25, 2013 – Replacement Blood Drive for Ed Ernewein

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Board of Directors

The new board of director was elected at our last meeting.  Long time voluneteer and board member Ray Duplechain has retired and was replaced by Bill Ellsworth. Elected by the Board 1 – James Amdal 2 – David Bartee 3 … Continue reading

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Christmas Party (2012)

Dear LASTA Members, you are cordially invited to come out to the LASTA yard next Sunday between noon and 3:00 for our annual Christmas Party. Reliable old Agnes will provide train rides for all to show off the newly reconfigured … Continue reading

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LASTA Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, November 30th at 7:00pm in the Jefferson car.

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Annual Meeting

The annual meeting originally schedule for Nov 4th has been postponed. LASTA will post the new date as soon as possible.

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Gretna Heritage Festival

Dear LASTA Members, your LASTA Crew will be in attendance at this year’s Gretna Heritage Festival, however the 745 locomotive and her cars will not. This unfortunate circumstance is due to lack of available rail to switch our equipment caused by the reconfiguration of … Continue reading

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SP-745 Model Train Raffle

On August 5, 2012, the winning ticket for the SP-745 model train raffle was drawn.  The winner, Silas Cunningham of New Orleans, was notified and was quite surprised at his luck.  

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Steam Fest

The LASTA Board has decided to postpone Steam Fest for 2012, previously set for May of this year. While LASTA searches for another Steam Fest Coordinator, the Board is reviewing ideas for moving the event from the “Fly” at Audubon Park to a more popular and accessible … Continue reading

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Christmas Party

On December 3rd, LASTA will hold our annual Christmas Party.  745 will be under steam for the event that is free to all LASTA members.  Due to yard construction and our limited space, our rides will be shorter than normal. … Continue reading

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Yard Update – 11-5-2011

Today the crew completed the final work on track two. The switch was removed a few weeks ago and today the final spikes were driven to complete the new section. We moved two box cars across the new track and … Continue reading

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LASTA General Meeting

The General Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2011 in the Jefferson car. The general meeting will be followed by the Board meeting. The meeting is open to all member and begins at 6pm.

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Track Work

Cleanup in the old yard continues with the removed of switch #1.  This switch will be moved to the new yard and used to expand the yard to a 3rd track.

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