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Louisiana Steam Train Association
Louisiana Steam Train Association
/ October 27, 2014 0 COMMENTS

The 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…

Stay Away and Be Ok
Stay Away and Be Ok
/ September 13, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Here is a question you should ask yourself, your family and friends: Is okay to walk across your neighbor’s front yard without their permission? Most responsible adults are going to answer, “Of course not.” As a follow-up question, ask if it’s okay, or if it’s “a problem” for uninvited guests to walk on or across…

Safety is a Train of Thought
Safety is a Train of Thought
/ April 30, 2014 0 COMMENTS

For more than 20 years, CN employees at all levels of the company, as well as retirees, have been promoting rail safety at highway crossings and discouraging trespassing on or near railroad property. Help us put an end to accidents. Learn the safety rules. Click on any graphic in this post for more information. Take…

Spring in to City Park
Spring in to City Park
/ March 6, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Spring Season Opening of Carousel Gardens Amusement Park Visit City Park for the Spring Season Opening of the Carousel Gardens in New Orleans City Park. Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is fun for all ages! The Amusement Park features 16 rides guaranteed to put a smile on your face, including the Park’s famous antique wooden carousel….

Are You Ready?
Are You Ready?
/ June 13, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Readiness starts with you Whether manmade or natural, every emergency situation is different, and requires both citizen and City to be prepared. From the Final Four to the Super Bowl, all-hazards alerts to hurricane evacuations, 24/7, 365 days a year, agencies across the City of New Orleans work to keep you safe and our city…

Magical Mystery Tour
/ April 18, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Have you walked City Park lately? If not, you are missing magical mysteries like the scenes you see here

New Year Rolls In
New Year Rolls In
/ January 1, 2012 0 COMMENTS

photos by Charlie London The KCS 54 Train rolls up to a stop signal behind Zephyr Stadium as fireworks erupt over New Orleans at midnight on January 1, 2012.

The Little Engine That Could
/ October 10, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Earlier this week a car pulled in front of an oncoming train. We’ve all heard of such things before but never in New Orleans’ City Park or with the childrens’ City Park train!http://blog.nola.com/interact/2011/10/head-scratcher_of_the_day_city.html Ever stopped to consider the dangers involved with crossing highway-rail grade intersections or trespassing on railroad property? At Operation Lifesaver, we have….

Magical Mystery Tour – Choo Choo La Roux
/ August 17, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Have you walked City Park lately? If not, you are missing magical mysteries like the scenes you see here

Troubled Trestle
/ July 21, 2011 0 COMMENTS

photos by Charlie London While driving down Marconi underneath the train trestle one might not notice the significant damage there. It looks like a large truck hit the side of the bridge and damaged not only the cement siding but one of the i-beams underneath as well. Why is this important? Consider that the average…