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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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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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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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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 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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Jan 25, 2013 – Replacement Blood Drive for Ed Ernewein

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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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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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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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Gretna Heritage Festival

Come see SP745 at the 2011 GretnaFest. Continue reading

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