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Louisiana Steam Train Association

Louisiana Steam Train Association

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 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 … Read entire article »

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Stay Away and Be Ok

Stay Away and Be Ok

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 railroad property without permission. Unfortunately, most members of our society don’t see railroad trespassing as a problem even though railroad rights-of-way constitute … Read entire article »

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Safety is a Train of Thought

Safety is a Train of Thought

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 the time to stop-look-listen and use caution at all railroad crossings. Be prepared to stop and obey the signals at railroad crossings. … Read entire article »

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Spring in to City Park

Spring in to City Park

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. Spring Opening: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11am Admission: $4/person | Kids 36″ & under and members of Friends of City Park receive … Read entire article »

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Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

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 prepared for any event or emergency.   For our City to be ready, our citizens must be ready.  We must take all take … Read entire article »

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Magical Mystery Tour

Have you walked City Park lately? If not, you are missing magical mysteries like the scenes you see here … Read entire article »

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New Year Rolls In

New Year Rolls In

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. … Read entire article »

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The Little Engine That Could

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. We know that injuries and fatalities that occur at highway-rail crossings or on railroad property are a real, but often preventable, problem. Few people realize that in America, a person or vehicle is hit by a train roughly every three hours, and that’s a reality we’re determined to change. Welcome to Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit organization providing public education programs to prevent collisions, injuries and fatalities on and around railroad tracks and highway-rail grade crossings. Please … Read entire article »

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Magical Mystery Tour – Choo Choo La Roux

Have you walked City Park lately? If not, you are missing magical mysteries like the scenes you see here … Read entire article »

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Troubled Trestle

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 locomotive weighs around 250,000 pounds and EACH rail car weighs 60,000 to 100,000 pounds EMPTY. Trains with a hundred freight cars go over that bridge daily. That’s a lot of weight on a damaged bridge. This bridge is maintained by the Norfolk Southern Railway. If this damage concerns you please call 1-800-453-2530 … Read entire article »

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