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“Santa Rolls into Jefferson Parish”

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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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National Train Day

On May 7, 2011,  join LASTA while we celebration National Train Day at the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 1001 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, LA 70113 Event Date: 5/7/2011 Start Time: 11:00 a.m. End Time: 5:00 p.m. http://www.nationaltrainday.com/

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Railroad Benches

  Four Railroad Benches for Sale  — $100 each These Railroad Station Benches were built for and used in the 2008 movie “ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”  They were used in the train station scene.  During filming, the set included only … Continue reading

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Progress!

Photos by Erich Lendermon – Jan 2010

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Christmas Party

The 2010 Christmas party has been scheduled for December 5th.  This members only event runs from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Due to construction projects at the yard 745 will not be on-site.  The Sea Island car will host Santa … Continue reading

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Track 4 Roof

Construction has started in and around track 3 and 4.  The roof covering track 4 has been removed and we have been working to remove track 3 and track 4.  The rail will soon be relocated to the rear of … Continue reading

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Steam Fest 2011 / Gretna Fest

LASTA Members, after years of competition with other festivals, schools fairs, football games and fickle fall weather LASTA has rescheduled our annual festival, SteamFest to the weekend after Mother’s Day. In 2011 this weekend falls on May 14th and 15th. … Continue reading

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Operation Lifesaver

Great news!  Operation Lifesaver® will be joining LASTA at the Gretna Fest this year.  Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit, public education program first established in 1972 to end collisions, deaths and injuries at places where roadways cross train tracks.  For … Continue reading

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