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August 2018

Board Meeting

August 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm CDT
Drive Dat, 6701 Airline Hwy, Ste A
Metairie, LA 70003 United States
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This is a reminder that LASTA’s quarterly board meeting is this Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30 pm at Drive Dat Academy on Airline Drive.  Please submit any items you wish to have placed on the agenda PRIOR to 5 pm on Tuesday, 8/21/18.

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November 2018

Annual Membership Meeting

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Drive Dat, 6701 Airline Hwy, Ste A
Metairie, LA 70003 United States
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Annual Membership and Board Meeting

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December 2018

LASTA Christmas Party

December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
LASTA Yard, 1501 Jefferson Hwy (rear)
Jefferson, LA 70121 United States

Event: LASTA Christmas Party Date: Dec 8, 2018 Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location: LASTA Yard (map) At the Annual LASTA General Membership and Board Meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Board of Directors voted to change the date of the annual LASTA Members Christmas Party from Sunday, December 16, 2018 to one week earlier, Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 2 To 4 pm. This change was necessary to avoid a conflict with the operation of Santa's North Pole Steam Train on the…

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Santa’s North Pole Steam Train

December 15, 2018
The Fly at Audubon Park, 201 East Drive
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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February 2019

LASTA Board Meeting

February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Drive Dat, 6701 Airline Hwy, Ste A
Metairie, LA 70003 United States
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Please be advised that the regular quarterly meeting of the LASTA Board of Directors is Thursday, February 21, 2019. The meeting will be held at Drive Dat Academy on Airline Drive.

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May 2019

Train Day

May 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
LASTA Yard, 1501 Jefferson Hwy (rear)
Jefferson, LA 70121 United States
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A reminder that this Saturday, May 18th from 2 to 4 pm is LASTA’s Quarterly Train Day. This is an opportunity for LASTA members to come to our rail yard and bring your friends for an afternoon of everything trains. While our star attraction, SP 745, is out of service for her FRA required 15 year boiler rebuild, there will still be rides using our diesel engines as well as an opportunity to learn what’s required to rebuild 745’s boiler.…

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June 2019

Yard Cleanup Day

June 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
LASTA Yard, 1501 Jefferson Hwy (rear)
Jefferson, LA 70121 United States
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Just as our dedicated core group of volunteers is starting the boiler rebuild of 745, a wrench has been thrown into our schedule. We were just notified that a tree crew will be on-site in the next few weeks. Their plan is to clear some of the trees and brush along the west fence line. Unfortunately, we have lots of equipment, parts and other miscellaneous items stored next to the fence. Starting tomorrow morning we will begin the process of cleaning the…

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August 2019

LASTA Train Day

August 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
LASTA Yard, 1501 Jefferson Hwy (rear)
Jefferson, LA 70121 United States

Come on out to the LASTA yard on Saturday, August 17th for our quarterly Train Day! Come see our star attraction, SP 745, as she undergoes her 15 year rebuild.  Ride in our open air gondola car pulled by our vintage diesel engine. Enjoy hot dogs and cool drinks. And while you are here, make a donation to help pay for the rebuild of this significant piece of Louisiana railroad history! LASTA Train Day is from 2 to 4 pm. Our yard…

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February 2020

LASTA Board Meeting

February 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Drive Dat, 6701 Airline Hwy, Ste A
Metairie, LA 70003 United States

A reminder that the quarterly board meeting is Thursday, February 20th at 6:30 pm at Drive Dat Academy,6701 Airline Drive.

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September 2022

Historic SP 745 Lager Release Party

September 25 @ 11:30 am CDT
Port Orleans Brewery Co., 4124 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70115 United States
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Event: Historic SP 745 Lager Release Party Date: Sept 25, 2022 Time: 11:30 AM Location: Port Orleans Brewery Co. 4124 Tchoupitoulas St. New Orleans, LA 70115  (Map)   Port Orleans Brewing Co. will unveil a new brew, Historic SP 745 Lager, with a festive beer release party on Sunday, September 25th. Come enjoy Historic SP 745 Lager and support the non-profit Louisiana Steam Train Association (LASTA). Historic SP 745 Lager will help fund LASTA and its 100-year-old steam locomotive. Southern Pacific #745 (SP 745) was built at SP’s…

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