Louisiana Steam Train Association

steam-train-gretna-2014oct4The photo was taken in Gretna, LA on October 4, 2014.
Photo courtesy the Louisiana Steam Train Association.

The Louisiana Steam Train Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization run entirely by volunteers. Our mission is to educate and entertain the public about railroading in general and steam railroading in particular. LASTA is supported entirely by gifts, donations, and labor of the community and other organizations to which it is eternally grateful. More in the link:
http://lasta.org/?page_id=14
“The engine was actually built in Algiers at the Southern Pacific shops,” said Bill Morris, with the Louisiana Steam Train Association. “She was built in 1921, and there was 11 of them built in Algiers. She is the only surviving Louisiana-built standard gauge locomotive in existence and, she is on the National Register of Historical Places.” Please visit the link below for the rest of the story:
http://www.fox8live.com/story/24594984/heart-of-louisiana-locomotive-745
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