Yet another delay in our plans for historic steam locomotive SP 745 to pull an empty grain train on the New Orleans and Gulf Coast Railroad. The NOGC has just informed us that they do not expect a grain train for us to pull for another two weeks.
Again, the NOGC says we will get approximately 5 days notice on when a grain train is on the way and we will give all of you that same notice as well as a projected date and time for this historic run.
There is still time to make that all important donation to help the Louisiana Steam Train Association defray the enormous cost of this freight run. Many thousands of you have seen our post on Facebook and expressed your excitement about this rare event. So think about it! If each one of you turns that excitement about our special steam freight excursion into a simple 1 dollar donation on our GoFundMe page…we would have more than enough money to pay for this once in a lifetime railroad event AND, with any extra money above and beyond the cost of this event, we would be well on our way toward the cost of rebuilding SP 745’s boiler next year as required by the FRA.
As previously stated, if for any reason this freight pull does not occur, your request for a refund will be honored. Rest assured, as soon as we get an exact date and time, you will be notified.
So how about it EVERYBODY! Click on our GoFundMe page and donate just 1 dollar and more if you can!
LASTA (Louisiana Steam Train Association)