745 Consist

Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive 745

  • LSRM #: 745 
  • Model: 2-8-2 Class MK-5
  • Builder: Algiers Shops of Southern Pacific Railroad
  • Build Date: 1921
  • Specifications:
    Gauge: 4ft 8 1/2 in
    Leading Wheel: 33″
    Drive Wheel: 63″
    Weight: 280,960 lbs
    Boiler Pressure: 200 PSI
    Cylinders: 2
    Cylinder Size: 26 x 28 in
    Tractive Effort: 51,076 lbs
  • Road Numbers: 745

Southern Pacific Tender

  • LSRM #: 
  • Model: Tender
  • Builder: Algiers Shops of Southern Pacific Railroad
  • Build Date: 1921
  • Specifications:
    3,800 GAL Fuel Oil
    10,000 GAL Water
  • Road Numbers: 745

LSTX-2 “Mike Hankins Crew Car”

  • LHRT/LASTA: LSTX2
  • Model: Mail / Baggage Car
  • Builder: American Car and Foundry (ACF)
  • Build Date: OCT 1912
  • Specifications: Length: 64′
  • Road Numbers: Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) 100558

LSTX 2, the Mike Hankins Crew Car, was built by the American Car and Foundry in October 1912. The car was originally used by the Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) as a Mail & Baggage Car and was remodeled into a work car in March 1960. LASTA converted the car into a generator / crew car in preparation for the Louisiana Bicentennial Tour in 2005.

LSTX-3 “Baton Rouge”

  • LHRT/LASTA#: LSTX3
  • Model: Baggage Car
  • Builder: American Car and Foundry (ACF)
  • Build Date: 1940
  • Specifications: Capacity 60, 000 LBS;
  • Weight: 138,400 LBS; Length: 74′ 9 3/4″ ; Width: 9′ 10 1/2″
  • Road Numbers: Richmond, Fredricksburg & Potomac 188

Our first theater car was manufactured by American Car and Foundry in 1940 and used as Baggage Car #188 on the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad. This car was retired by RF&P on December 1971 and was one of the seven baggage cars sold to Auto Train Corporation. It was converted to Auto Carrier #191.

LASTA converted the car into a mobile theater in preparation for the Louisiana Bicentennial Tour in 2005. Display cabinets were added to the car to house various exhibits. Additionally, the car was equipped with modern air conditioning and an audio-visual system.

LSTX-4 “Orleans”

  • LHRT/LASTA#: LSTX4
  • Model: Baggage Car
  • Builder: American Car and Foundry (ACF)
  • Build Date: 1937
  • Specifications: Capacity 60, 000 LBS
  • Weight: 138,400 LBS; Length: 74′ 9 3/4″ ; Width: 9′ 10 1/2″
  • Road Numbers: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac 189

Our first theater car was manufactured by American Car and Foundry in 1937 and used as Baggage Car #180 on the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad. This car was retired by RF&P on December 1971 and was one of the seven baggage cars sold to Auto Train Corporation. It was converted to Auto Carrier #192.

LASTA converted the car into a mobile theater in preparation for the Louisiana Bicentennial Tour in 2005. Display cabinets were added to the car to house various exhibits. Additionally, the car was equipped with modern air conditioning and an audio-visual system.

LSTX-5 “Jefferson”

  • LHRT/LASTA# LSTX5
  • Model: Sleeper Car
  • Builder: Pullman
  • Build Date: 11 NOV 1925
  • Specifications: 3C-2DR Lounge-Observation; Lot #4886, Plan #3959
  • Road Numbers: #17, LSTX#5

Our Hospitality car, LSTX 5 “Jefferson”, was manufactured by Pullman on November 11, 1925. This 3-compartment / 2-drawing room sleeper was originally named “Central House.” and provided service between St. Louis and New York.

The car was sold to the US Government on August 25, 1943, and remodeled into the Hospital Ward Car #17.  After the war, it was sold to private ownership and possibly renamed the “Azalea.”

The car was converted by LASTA in 2004 and serves as our hospitality car.  The car is fully air-conditioned and can be rented for private functions.