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Category Archives: Gretna Heritage Festival
Posted by Louisiana Steam Train Association on Monday, October 9, 2017
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
SP-745 at 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
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
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
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
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
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