ReBuild 745

LASTA has been listed as a recipient of a substantial grant which will allow us to begin the rebuild of SP 745! This grant and some additional expected funds are important financial milestones toward the rebuild of our historic steam locomotive.


We’re off to a great start but we need additional funds to complete the rebuild. To donate, scan the QRC code below or visit our website for more information about upcoming donation drives and sponsorships.

Your generous support goes a long way toward our goal of saving a significant and unique piece of New Orleans, and indeed, Louisiana railroad history!

Help in all sorts of ways – train operations, maintenance, yard work, technical expertise, marketing, administrative, special events, etc. We have a place for YOU! Join us on Saturdays at the yard and meet other members with the same love of railroads.


Members ($45 annual fee) will receive quarterly newsletters and free admission for your family to Train Days and other events. Lifetime memberships are also available via the 745 Club.


Please visit us at the yard on any given Saturday, meet our people, check out the projects and consider becoming part of the Crew!  The yard is located at 1501 Jefferson Hwy (New Orleans) across the street from Ochsner Hospital.  You do not need any specific railroad experience.