Clubs 2016-12-08T11:14:58+00:00


Find Live Steam and Railroading clubs that are holding organized meets and events near you to connect with like-minded railroading and steam enthusiasts. Search by name, state/province, or description. Emails and phone numbers are listed when available. To find scheduled meet-ups that are in your area visit our calendar.

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Phoenix And Holly RailroadRunning days Saturday, Sunday and holidays, May into October. 15" gauge Leo Garre, Owner, 2512 North Holly, Canby, Oregon 97013 Phone (503) 266-3581
Mini Train Pully7-1/4" gauge, steam and electric, Track at Port of Pully near Lausanne. Run days every weekend and public holidays, April through October, weather permitting. IBLS Wheel Standards, Guests welcome
Alaska Live Steamers, Inc.AlaskaLocated next to the Museum of Transport and Industry in Wasilla, AK, 50 miles north of Anchorage just off the Parks Highway. 5,000 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track, 48-foot minimum radius. Situated in a heavily wooded area. Run days are the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, May through September. All visitors welcome. Address: P.O. Box 872002, Wasilla, AK 99687-2002. Dave Borough, phone/fax (907) 373-6412 or Jack Klingbeil, phone (907) 345-2885.
ALBERTA MODEL ENGINEERING SOCIETYAlberta, CanadaRun days every Sunday, May through October, weather permitting. Visitors welcome, current boiler certificate required. 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 4-3/4", 5", 7-1/2" elevated track and steaming bays as well as a 7-1/2" ground level loop of about 1.0 mile are currently available. Open to the public every Sunday. For track location, events, meeting, contact information, etc., please consult our website,, or contact Tom Gibbons, President, phone (403) 257-5112 Dave Judd, Secretary, phone (403) 281-8072 Mike Gibbons, Site Manager, phone (403) 948-2380.
Maricopa Live SteamersArizonaWinterfest operation meets, 3rd full weekend in January; spring meets, 3rd full weekend in March; fall meets, 1st full weekend in November. ● Public run days Sunday afternoons from 12-4:30 between Labor Day & Memorial Day. ● Regular meetings, 2nd Saturday each month except July & August at 1 pm in clubhouse in Adobe Dam Rec Area in NW Phoenix by SW corner of 43rd Av & Pinnacle Peak Rd. ● Over 8 mi of 7½“ gauge mainline track with six operational branches. Valid, current boiler certificates required for steam engines and spark arrestors if solid fuel. ● Mike Lewandowski, Secretary, 3048 N 152nd Dr, Goodyear, AZ 85338 ● Phone (623) 536-1954 ●
Scottsdale Live SteamersArizona7-1/2" gauge track, located at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, a 30-acre park devoted to railroad enthusiasts of different scales. Public run day every Sunday, noon to 5 pm except June to the end of August. Meetings held 1st Saturday at 9 am. Spring meet is the 4th weekend in March. Railfair is the 2nd weekend in October. Out-of-town visitors and equipment welcome. Facebook Scottsdale Live Steamers and contact information at 7339 East Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85259.
Walden Too RailroadArkansas1,000 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track; 1/4 mile of 15" gauge track. Sharp curves, steep grade switching, working railroad. Visitors welcome. Please call to make appointment to ride and share knowledge: 479-331-2030
Southern Railway, Arkansas SubdivisionArkansasNew 2,500-foot, 7-1/2" gauge track under construction; minimum radius 75 feet, maximum grade 1-1/2%. Visitors and helpers are welcome. Please call in advance. Steven and Carol Thomas, 623 Mulberry-Salem Road, Benton, AR 72019. Phone (501) 831-1902. E-mail
Western Districts Live Steamers Co-Op, Ltd.Australia, New South WalesPublic running days are each Saturday and the third Sunday of the month (no running in January). 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 5", 7-1/4" gauges. Track at Fairfield showground, Smithfield Road David Kirkland, Hon. Secretary, P.O. Box 8403, Mount Prichard 2170, NSW Australia
Sydney Live Steam Locomotive SocietyAustralia, New South WalesClub run day 1st Saturday each month. Public run day 3rd Saturday, 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 5" gauges. Track at Anthony Road, West Ryde. To get in contact with us directly, please send all correspondence via mail to:The Secretary Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society Co-op Ltd, PO Box 124, West Ryde NSW 1685, AUSTRALIA or
Hornsby Model Engineers Co-Operative LimitedAustralia, New South WalesRunning day 2nd Sunday of each month 10 am to 4 pm (subject to conditions) at 29 Mid-Dural Road, Galston, New South Wales, on the Galston Valley Railway. Approximately 1 kilometre of 5" gauge main line, numerous loops and sidings. Public admission is $5 for each adult; children are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Rides are $2.50 per person. All persons riding on trains must have fully enclosed footwear Galston Valley Railway phone (02) 9653-1630 (message facility available if unattended) Mail to: Secretary, P.O. Box 172, Galston 2159, New South Wales, Australia Email to Website:
Sydney Society Of Model Engineers Ltd.Australia, New South WalesTrack at R53 Luddenham Road, St. Marys, New South Wales 2750. Run days: Last Sunday of each month (except December). HO – 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 5", 7-1/4", 8", 12" gauges Mail to: Hon. Secretary SSME Ltd., R53 Luddenham Road, Luddenham, NSW 2750, Australia. Clubhouse Telephone: (02) 4773 4313
Illawarra Live Steamers Co-Op Ltd.Australia, New South WalesRun day 4th Sunday of each month. 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 5" gauges. Track at Virginia Street, North Wollongong Registered Office, 63 Pioneer Road, Bellambi, New South Wales 2518, Australia.
For additional information please contact our secretary at

Adelaide Miniature Steam Railway SocietyAustralia, QueenslandPublic Run Day fourth Sunday each month. 5" gauge, ground level track only at 370 Regency Road, Prospect. Secretary, Peter Cooper, Railway Park, 370 Regency Road, PROSPECT, SA 5082;; 08 8264 3471
Sunshine Coast Railway Modelers SocietyAustralia, QueenslandRun day 4th Sunday of each month. Track at Florence Street in Nambour, 3-1/2", 5", 7-1/4" gauges. CONTACT: Ed (07) 5450 8340 or Doug 0408 711 257
Queensland Society Of Model & Experimental Engineers, Inc.Australia, QueenslandMeetings fourth Monday of the month at 8 p.m. Run day second Sunday of the month. Ground level 5" and 7-1/4", elevated 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 5" gauges. Tracks at club grounds at Strathpine. P.O. Box 322, Everton Park, Australia 4053. Phone (07) 54979405.
South Australian Railway Modellers Association Inc.Australia, QueenslandDavid Vanderlinden, Secretary . Public running days 2nd Sunday of each month. Track available by appointment for interstate and overseas members. Approximately one kilometer of 7-1/4" gauge track Ian Thomas, Hon. Secretary, 15 Hinkley Road, Morphett Vale 5162, South Australia Phone (08) 382-6283
Melbourne Society Of Model And Experimental EngineersAustralia, VictoriaMeetings held 2nd Friday each month, 8 p.m. in the AMRA Hall, 92 Wills Street. 166 Dorset Road, Boronia, Victoria 3155 AUSTRALIA Phone (03) 762-7480
Steam Locomotive Society Of VictoriaAustralia, VictoriaTrack at Rowans Road, Morrabbin, Victoria. Meeting 3rd Saturday each month. Run day Saturday following 3rd Friday. Public Run 1st Sunday each month except January. Phone:- (03) 9553 4037
Altona Miniature RailwayAustralia, VictoriaTracksite on Blenheim Road, Altona, Victoria, Australia. 1,000 metres, 5" / 7-1/4" dual gauge. Public running day on the 3rd Sunday every month from 12 noon to 4 pm. Club meetings are held 7:30 pm on 1st Wednesday of each month (January excluded). Visitors always welcome Secretary, P.O. Box 387, Altona 3018, Victoria, Australia e-mail
Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway SocietyAustralia, VictoriaPublic run days, 3rd Sunday of each month. 5" and 7-1/4" gauges ground level tracks at the corner of Elgar and Belmore Roads, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia.President : David McFadyen
Secretary : Clive Manly Clubhouse Phone : 98982671 P.O. Box 61, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia 3128
Corio Bay Society Of Model EngineersAustralia, VictoriaMeets third Wednesday every month except January in the Engineering Building, Gordon Institute of Technology, LaTrobe Terrace, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Contact the Secretary, Corio Bay Society of Model Engineers, P.O. Box 15, North Shore 3214, Victoria, Australia
Tullamarine Live Steam SocietyAustralia, VictoriaRun days 1st and 3rd Sunday afternoons each month. Meetings 1st Friday of each month at 6 p.m. 3-1/2", 5" and G gauge elevated track; 3-1/2", 5", 7-1/4" gauge ground level track. Tracks and club rooms are at 15 Green Street, Bulla. Wayne Roberts, Secretary, P.O. Box 107, Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia 3043
Diamond Valley Railway Ltd.Australia, Victoria7-1/4" gauge track, meets every Sunday and public holiday, 1-5 p.m., at Lower Eltham Park, Melbourne, Australia. Contact Secretary C/-P.O. Box 245, Eltham 3195, Victoria, Australia
Castledare Miniature Railways Of Western Australia, Inc.Australia, Western Australia The "No. 1" 7-1/4" gauge railway in West Australia. Running 1st Sunday and 3rd Saturday each month. General meeting Saturday, 10 a.m., prior to Sunday run day Ken Belcher, Secretary, P.O. Box 337, Bentley, WA 6110, Australia Phone (08) 9356 2290 or after hours 9375 1223. Email to
Northern Districts Model Engineering Society (Perth), Inc.Australia, Western Australia Tracksite at Vasto Place, Balcatta. Elevated track 1-3/4", 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 5". A ground-level track is being developed. Barbecue facilities. Club room with meeting area and workshop including a large lathe and a large shaper. Run days for members only occur on the Sunday after the 2nd Friday of the month, 11:00 – 3:00; run days for the public occur on the last Sunday of the month, 11:00 – 3:00. Fully covered shoes must be worn at the tracksite. AMBSC boiler certificates must be current. Paul Costall, Secretary, phone 0407 010 252 or NDMES, P.O. Box 681, Balcatta, WA 6021, Australia. Website
Santa Rosa Society Of Model & Experimental Engineers Barbeque ClubCaliforniaModel builders and experimenters of all types welcome.
Los Angeles Live SteamersCalifornia7 1/2" gauge model trains for the general public to ride from 11 am - 3 pm every Sunday (weather permitting). except for the Sunday before Memorial Day and the first Sunday in October. The gate is open from 10:45 am to 3 pm. Train rides begin at 11 am. We
North Coast Live SteamersCalifornia340-foot portable loop 7-1/2" - 4-3/4". Meetings second Sunday of month at various locations Bill Shepherd, Secretary, P.O. Box 2055, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-2055 Phone (707) 961-0329 evenings
North Valley Live SteamersCalifornia7 1/2" gauge track located at the Glenn County Fairgrounds, Orland, California. President, John Johnson, Chico, CA. Phone (916) 898-5992 days. Linda Dewey, Secretary, 3435 Myers Street, Oroville, CA 95966-6578. Phone (916) 534-3676.
Mendocino County Railway SocietyCaliforniaA Live Steam, California Western Railroad booster club
Chula Vista Live SteamersCaliforniaLocated at Rohr Park, 4548 Sweetwater Road, Chula Vista, CA. Run days are the 2nd full weekend of every month. Work days are the 1st Saturday of the month. Fall meets are always Labor Day weekend. Electrical hookups for RVs – call for reservations: Scott Lewis, President, P.O. Box 369, Chula Vista, CA 91912 Phone (619) 420-2390
Orange County Model Engineers, Inc.CaliforniaRun days are the Saturday and Sunday of the third full weekend of every month. 15,000 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track. OCME, P.O. Box 3216 Costa Mesa, CA. 92628. Clubhouse phone (949) 54-TRAIN. Paul Hammond, OCME Secretary
Swanton Pacific Railroad SocietyCalifornia2nd Saturday of the month, 9 am, work days at 299 Swanton Road, Davenport, CA. Scheduled runs listed in newsletter. R.G.B. "Fitz" FitzPatrick, Secretary, SPRS-BRAE Dept., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407. Email Visit
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes West Coast DivisionCaliforniaA private point-to-point railroad under construction. 3,300 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track, 2-3/4% grade. Visitors are welcome, but please call first. David Rohrer, 38155 Blackranch Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644.
Phone (559) 683-0847. E-mail Visit
JT&S Railroad Club, Moseley Museum CaliforniaWe feature fully operational 15" gauge, 7 1/2" gauge, and G-scale trackage amid the rocks, sagebrush, trees, and cactus. Although the 7 1/2" gauge is designed and built with a narrow gauge prototype in mind. 2nd and 3rd full weekend of each month. 7-1/2" - 15" gauges. Operations dedicated to narrow gauge practice; however, all compatible equipment welcome. Private campground in beautiful high desert setting. Call in advance or write P.O. Box 475, Joshua Tree, CA 92252 Phone (619) 366-8030
Bitter Creek Western RailroadCalifornia10,000 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track, 18 steaming bays, 2 hoists. Limited space for camping. See updated schedule and information at Visitors please call first. Karl Hovanitz, 2110 South Halcyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. Phone (805) 481-7353.
Roots Of Motive Power, Inc.CaliforniaHistorical steam, gas and diesel equipment on display – locomotives, railroad cars, Caterpillars, logging donkeys, steam cranes, shovels and rollers – over 100 pieces of old machinery mostly restored to working condition. Technical Research Library documents every phase in the industrializing of yesteryear. Monthly, open the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and by appointment. Annually, Live Steam shows July 4th and the weekend after Labor Day Roots of Motive Power, Inc., 430 East Commercial Street, Willits, CA 95490 Phone (707) 459-9036
Sacramento Valley Live Steamers Railroad MuseumCaliforniaPublic run days first weekend March thru October – 11AM to 3PM. Member work and run days every third Saturday. 7-1/2" and 4-3/4" gauge track located in scenic Hagan Community Park at end of Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova, California. Guests are welcome. Boiler certificate or inspection required. SVLSRM, P.O. Box 273, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741. Phone (916) 361-7140 or email secretary Alex Wilde at Visit
American Flat Railroad And Mining Co.CaliforniaA private 4,300-foot, 7-1/2" gauge railroad, 4% grades, with 6-1/2% Shay loop. 55-foot minimum radius on 23 acres in the Gold Country – located at 19580 American Flat Side Road, Fiddletown, CA. Eight elevated steaming bays, self-contained RV space, lifting device. April through October, workdays 9 am 2nd Saturday. Spring Meet 2nd weekend in May; Fall Meet 2nd weekend in October. Visiting locomotives welcome – please call first. Reno and Leah Farinelli, P.O. Box 1, Fiddletown, CA 95629. Phone (209) 245-5719.
Southern California Live SteamersCaliforniaClub Run Days 1st Sunday of each month (except in July when Run Day is held on July 4th) at Wilson Park in Torrance, CA, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Business meetings held on the 3rd Sunday of each month beginning at 11:00 am Southern California Live Steamers, Inc., P.O. Box 11322, Torrance, CA 90510-1322. Visit
Portola Valley and Alpine RailroadCaliforniaLocated on private land in Portola Valley, California this 7 1/2" gauge layout is a very scenic live steam railroad with over one mile of track around a lake and through a tunnel leading up along a ridge to a balloon loop with two alternative returns. 3,700 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track 35 miles south of San Francisco, CA. Runs on the 4th Sunday of each month. IBLS Wheel Standards. Please call in advance Phone (650) 364-8822 or (408) 292-5302
Riverside Live SteamersCaliforniaGeneral Membership Meeting - On the scheduled work days. 1 P.M. at the Enginehouse. Run Days-The 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Engine House phone (951) 779-9024
Ventura County Live Steamers, Inc.California7-1/2" gauge. Meetings on first Monday of each month. New site negotiations underway. New members welcome. Ken Shaner, President, phone (805) 987-2580;
Redwood Empire Live Steamers, Inc.CaliforniaThe Redwood Empire Live Steamers is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Sonoma Counties Railroad history through the re-creation, in miniature, of railroad equipment and historic landmarks. Meeting the 1st Friday of every month in northern California – contact Secretary for directions to the meeting site as it may change as we grow: P.O. Box 4594, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. Phone (707) 578-4414
Golden Gate Live SteamersCaliforniaRunning every Sunday, weather permitting. Track located at 2701 Grizzly Peak Blvd, Orinda,CA. 2 ½”,3 ½”,4 ¾” and 7 ½” gauges.
Clubhouse phone, 510-486-0623. Website Contact Richard Croll, Secretary,
Goleta Valley Railroad Club, Inc.CaliforniaContact for information GVRR, P.O. Box 80256, Goleta, CA 93118-0256
West Valley Live SteamersCaliforniaModel engineering, all aspects.
Alberta Central Live Steamers SocietyCanada, Alberta7-1/2" gauge. Write to A.C.L.S., William G. Wilson, RR2, Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada T9A 1W9 Phone (403) 352-3202
Toronto Live Steamers Canada, OntarioSteaming days 2nd Sunday of each month, 10 am -2 pm, May through October, weather permitting. Winter meetings held on 1st Sunday of each month, October through May, 1:30 pm in the community room, Brampton Shoppers World (Hwy 10 and Steeles). 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 4-3/4" gauges, elevated track approximately 600 feet in length, located at Humes Auction Farm, 9313 4th Line, about 5km northeast of Milton, ON Jim Lee, Secretary, 80, Corby Crescent, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1H1 Phone (905) 451-1450 E-mail
Central Ontario Association
Live Steamers (Coals)
Canada, OntarioSunday mornings May through October, weather permitting, 3-1/2", 4-3/4" on the ground Ralph Harrisen, RR 3, Burford, ON N0E 1A0, Canada Phone (519) 449-5951
Richmond Hill Live SteamersCanada, OntarioTrack site: 15922 McCowan Road. 3½" – 4¾" elevated; 7-1/4" ground line, 40 minutes north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 3-acre property. Run days every Sunday May to September
Frontenac Society Of Model EngineersCanada, OntarioMeetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Ongwanada Centre, Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, Ontario. Model engineering in general, primarily Live Steam. Members have or are currently working on 3-1/2", 7-1/4" locomotives, 1" – 3" scale traction engines, steam wagons, roller and stationary steam plant Dave DˊAlbertanson, Secretary/Librarian, 2845 Washburn Road, RR 2, Inverary, ON K0H 1X0 Canada Phone (613) 353-6792
Southern Ontario Live SteamersCanada, Ontario650 feet of dual gauge 3-1/2", 4-3/4" elevated track on private land, 4 miles west of Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada. No regular run dates scheduled, but track is available for impromptu running. For more in-depth information, call Murray Bennell at (519) 674-3795 after 6 pm
Golden Horseshoe Live SteamersCanada, Ontario3-1/2", 4-3/4" elevated 1,200-foot loop of track with 50-foot radius, transfer table and steaming bays. 7-1/4" ground level 1,400-foot loop of track with 60-foot radius, loading hoist, turntable and steaming bays. Located at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, Hamilton, Ontario. Run days most Sundays, May to October Bob McDowall, President, Michael DesParois, Treasurer, Ferd Mels, Secretary, phone (416) 726-8261 e-mail Russ Milland, OMLET and event organizer, e-mail
Algoma Model Engineering SocietyCanada, OntarioMeetings September through June at membersˊ homes on the 1st Wednesday of the month. New members welcome. 1,000-foot 1-1/2" scale track on the ground and growing. Visitors welcome – please phone first. Club interests include hit & miss engines, restored and models. Portable track system set up three times a year for a public show, free rides to the public Ken Cadotte, Secretary/Corespondent, 325 Old Goulash Bay Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K8 Canada Phone (05) 9-8992
Ottawa Valley Live Steamers And Model EngineersCanada, OntarioRun days are generally the 2nd and last Sunday of each month, May – October, Cumberland Heritage Museum, Cumberland, ON, Canada (located just east of Ottawa). 2,200 feet of 5" – 7-1/4" gauge ground level track, turntable, 12 steaming bays. 700 feet of 3-1/2", 4-3/4", 5" elevated track John Bryant, phone (613) 761-1109, e-mail
Bluewater Model Engineering SocietyCanada, OntarioSecond Monday each month, 7:30 p.m. currently at Northern Collegiate machine shop. Monthly newsletter. Model Engineering in general
Website -
Contact us at - President - Secretary -
P.O. Box 815, Corunna, Ontario, Canada N0N 1G0 Phone (519) 862-1820
Montreal Live Steamers Corp.Canada, QuebecRun days are every Sunday from May to October, weather permitting. Open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Sundays. Workdays each Wednesday and Saturday. Tracks include two elevated loops with 3-1/2", 4-3/4", 5" gauges, 4,000-plus-foot 7-1/4" gauge main line with 60-foot minimum radius. Track located 15 minutes west of Montreal in Les Cedres, Quebec, at 1396 Chemin du Fleuve. Full schedule and directions on website. Brian Burns at or Eric Motton at
Les Amateurs De Vapeur Vive De La MauricieCanada, Quebec4-3/4" gauge track under construction, near Trois-Rivieres, Quebec Secretary, 4045 des Bouleaux, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, G8Y 1K4, Canada
Saskatoon Model Engineering SocietyCanada, SaskatchewanMeetings 4th Monday each month at the Saskatchewan Railway Historical Association, RR 3, commonly known as Hawker Siding, Pike Lake Hwy. 3-1/2", 5" gauge track available.
Alberta Model Engineering SocietyCanada,AlbertaOur 11 acre facility includes a 7-1/2" gauge, 1.3 mile (2.1Km) mainline ground level loop with 6 elevated steaming bays. We also have a 900 foot (275 meters) elevated track with multiple gauges (2-1/2", 3-1/2". 4-3/4", 5", 7-1/4"). Run days are open to the public every Sunday, mid May through mid October, weather permitting. Special "non public" days are also periodically scheduled. Visitors are welcome. Current boiler certificate is required. For track location, events and meeting schedules and contact information, please consult our website at
Vancouver Island Model EngineersCanada,British ColumbiaRegular meetings held on first Thursday of each month except July and August. Regular run days second Sunday of each month. 1-3/4", 3-1/2", 4-3/4", 5" raised and 5", 7-1/2" ground level tracks located at the grounds of the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, Victoria, BC Claude Jolivet, Secretary, 7321 Lockside Drive, Victoria, BC Canada V8M 1W4 Phone (604) 652-7919
British Columbia Society Of Model EngineersCanada,British ColumbiaThis is the track site that hosted the IBLS 2000 Meet of the Millennium. The track operates every Saturday and Sunday and public holidays from Easter to Canadian Thanksgiving (11th October) on the 7-1/2" gauge 14,000-foot track. Minimum 60-foot radius curves. Visitors are most welcome to run any time. Steam locos require current boiler certificate. Club Workshop day every Tuesday all year. Club meetings are held 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM in Rainbow Creek Station on the track site, 120 N. Willingdon Ave. at Penzance Drive, Burnaby, BC. Track phone (604) 291-0922. Lindsay McDonnell, 3651 Lynndale Cres, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 3S5 phone (604) 420-1778 email:
Okanagan Model EngineersCanada,British ColumbiaMeetings first Thursday each month, 7:30 p.m. Visitors and prospective members welcome. 7-1/2" gauge track under construction R. A. (Bob) Johnson, 2702 Glenmore Road North, Kelowna, BC V1V 2B6 Canada Phone (250) 762-8251
Manitoba Live Steamers, Inc.
Red River Valley Railway
Canada,ManitobaEstablished 1939. With 1,000 feet of elevated track in 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 4-3/4", 5" gauges and a new 1,100-foot ground level track in 4-3/4", 7-1/2" gauges. Regular run days are the third Sunday of the month from May to September. The club holds a meeting the Second Friday of the Month, MOST months, and usually at 7:30 p.m. President: Phil Shaw, phone (204) 895-1634, e-mail
Assiniboine Valley RailwayCanada,Manitoba The AVR is a club for 1:8 scale train enthusiasts – we welcome new members. The track is at 3001 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba. E-MAIL - VP Len LaRue
Phone 204-837-1305
The Backyard Foundryman's SocietyColoradoFor details, send name and address to C. W. Bill Ammen, BYFS, Box 288, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 Fax (719) 686-5143
Colorado Live SteamersColoradoTrack site is located approx. 1 hour east of Denver, CO. near Byers. We have approx. 3 miles of track on the ground and plans to expand to double that...and several support buildings. Steam, diesel and electric are welcome. Both 4 3/4" & 7 1/2" gauges. Work days are the 2nd Saturdays of the month. Run days are the 3rd Saturdays of the month, both year-round (weather permitting). IBLS standards, current boiler inspection certificate required. Linda Adcock, Sec., Also see web page:
Rocky Mountain Rails, Inc.ColoradoTrack located south of Denver on ten secluded acres with 1,200-foot dual gauge track (4-3/4", 7-1/2") and 5,500-foot 7-1/2" gauge track. City water available for boilers. Other club boiler inspection accepted. Visitors welcome; please call for directions: (303) 730-6975
Denver Area Small Scale SteamersColoradoThe Denver Area Small Scale Steamers (DASSS) is a new club that has formed in Denver, Colorado, to promote the small-scale-live-steam hobby. The intention is to have monthly meetings for show-and-tell, discussion, and running trains. The club has a portable track at its disposal that supports gauge 0, gauge 1, and gauge 3, and hopes to run trains at a variety of local events throughout the year. For more information, visit the club’s website:
Northern Colorado Live SteamersColoradoMeeting topics and location change from month to month. All interests associated with Live Steam are welcome. Three members are actively building on their own layouts. Call for meeting location and newsletter 303-772-5399
Colchester Society of Model & Experimental EngineersEngland, EssexRun days 1st Sunday each month. Open Days 1st Sunday in May and September. O gauge – No. 1 gauge – 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 5" elevated track, 5", 7-1/4" gauge ground level. Yvonne Chappel, secretary:, 28 Warrington Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, U.K.
Bournemouth & District Society of Model EngineersEngland, DorsetEstablished 1924. Meetings once a month. Raised 3-1/2", 5" and 7-1/4" gauge track at Littledown Center, Bournemouth. Open for public passenger hauling every Wednesday and Sunday 11-3 from Easter to end of September. Visitors with locos always welcome. Secretary- G.N.Wheatley- 01202 825307
Boarhunt & District Engineering Preservation SocietyEngland, HampshireMeetings 1st Wednesday evening each month at 8:00 p.m. at Boars Head Hotel, North Boarhunt, on A333 between Wickham and Portsmouth. New members with interest in any aspect of steam are welcome John Peck, Hon. Secretary, Berkeley House, 50A Nightingale Road, Southsea, PO5 3JN, England Phone 752502 (Portsmouth)
North West Leics Model Engineering SocietyEngland, LeicestershireMeetings held 2nd Thursday each month, 7:30 pm, at Labour Club, Bridge Road, Coalville. Informal working parties/meetings held every Sunday and Thursday mornings at the track site, located at Hermitage Recreation Ground, Hermitage Road, Whitwick, Leics. 1,200-foot 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 5" gauge raised track, clubhouse. Comprehensive path/road system for miniature road vehicles. Large lake for model boaters. Steam-ups 3rd Sunday each month, 2 pm onwards. Public steam-ups with special events; social events for members, families. To contact the club you can contact the Club Secretary John Elliott using the form on the website.
Harlington Locomotive SocietyEngland, MiddlesexMeetings every Thursday, 8:00 pm. Public open days on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, from Easter Sunday until October, at High Street, Harlington, Middlesex.
High Wycombe Model Engineering ClubEngland, MiddlesexMeetings 1st Thursday each month at 8:00 p.m. Battersbury Manor, High Wycombe. Loco running Sundays, track at Holmer Green Sports Centre, 3-1/2", 5", 7-1/4" gauges, raised track. Eric Stevens, Club Secretary:
Harrow & Wembley Model Engineering SocietyEngland, MiddlesexOpen on Sundays, Easter to the end of October, at Roxbourne Park, Field End Road, Eastcote, Middx.HWSME have a permanent ground level multi-gauge track network, consisting of 31/2, 5 and 71/4 inch gauge and a continuous run. The length is 366 m (1200 ft) continuous or 692 m (2270 ft) out and back to terminus
Guildford Model Engineering SocietyEngland, Surrey3-1/2", 5" gauge elevated track, 7-1/4" gauge ground level track at Stoke Park, London Road, Guildford, GU1 1TU
Birmingham Society Of Model Engineers Ltd.England, West Midlands1,500 feet of track – 3-1/2", 5" gauge raised, 7-1/4" gauge ground level; clubhouse, steaming bays, and engine shed; on Illshaw Heath, west side of Birmingham between the city and Stratford-on-Avon Registered Office, Illshaw Heath Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull, West Midlands B94 6DN England
Sheffield & District Society of Model & Experimental EngineersEngland, YorkshireAbbeydale Miniature Railway run days on alternate Sundays March 19 through October 22, 1 pm to 5 pm. 3-1/2" to 7-1/4" multi-gauge raised track, fully signaled 5" and 7-1/4" dual gauge ground level track and G1/G0 garden railway. We open for public running, weather permitting, on alternate Sunday afternoons and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the summer. Member meetings first and third Friday.
The Finnish Railway MuseumFinland, HyvinkääHyvinkäänkatu 9, Hyvinkää, Finland (35 mi north of Helsinki)
1000+ ft 7.25" track.
Daily operation with battery locos mid-June to mid-August,
visiting steam locos on special exhibition days.
Website: (subpage in English).
Central Pasco & Gulf RailroadFlorida7-1/2" gauge track located in Crew Lake Wilderness Park near Shady Hills, Florida. Public run days are the second Saturday of each month. Work days every Saturday and Wednesday. All are welcome. For more information visit or contact president Jerry Smithson at (727) 243-3692 or
Florida Fellowship Of Model EngineersFlorida3rd Saturday every month from 2:00 p.m. until dark, meeting and run day Bill Lumley, Rt. 1, Box 322K, Delray Beach, Florida 33446
West Tocoi & Bostwick Railroad Northeast Florida Live Steamers And Railroaders, Inc.Florida35 miles south of Jacksonville. Work every Saturday, run once a month as scheduled by the Board.; President: Frank Woodard
Florida Live SteamersFloridaMeets at various tracks throughout the state. For equal representation and area track construction, the state is divided into three divisions, with a director elected from each. Club promotes live steam in all aspects including railroading, stationary and
Tradewinds And Atlantic RailroadFloridaWorkday 2nd Saturday of every month
Public Run 3rd weekend of every month
Fun Run months with 5 Saturdays, it’s the following day (Sunday)
Located in the North side of Tradewinds Park
Coconut Creek, FL

Michael Smith
Ridge Live SteamersFloridaRLS is a 7½" gauge railroad that currently has 7,500 feet of mainline with an additional 7,300 feet in sidings and yards. We also have a 180 foot, 3 track loop of elevated Gauge 1 and G-Gauge. Stationary and steam traction engines are also welcome. Allen Newcomb, Secretary, 433 Seawane Circle, Auburndale, FL 33823-5803 E-mail For layout, map and directions, check website.
Largo Central RailroadFlorida7-1/2" gauge track located in Largo Central Park. Public run days are the first full weekend of each month. Other activities each weekend open to all Live Steamers. Check via club phone, (727) 585-9835 for more information.
Le Petit Train Des TempliersFrance, EssonneIn Epinay sur Orge (Essonne), south suburb 25km from Paris 1000 feet of 5" gauge and 7-1/4" gauge track. Contact E-mail
Association Des Amis De La Vapeur ViveFrance, Sannois 5", 7-1/4" gauges, 1,650 feet of track, 40 members. Home club open Monday to Saturday. Hotel round about. Track location: Rue Jean-Moulin 95110 Sannois (northwest suburb of Paris) Jean-Louis Seratinsky E-mail
Steam Automobile Club Of AmericaGeneralFor more information about the SACA group – membership, club activities, meets, or newsletter – write to Ken Helmick, President, 964 Highlander St., Lake Orion, MI 48362; Bob Edwards, Secretary, 530 Old Johnson Valley Road, Kingston, TN 37763,
North Georgia Live SteamersGeorgiaThe North Georgia Live Steamers (NGLS) is an incorporated non-profit miniature outdoor railroad club that encourages and assists others interested in the construction of scale steam engines, locomotives and railroad equipment through fellowship with others in the Live Steam hobby. Our railroad is officially named the Conyers & Hightower Trail railroad. We have several run days for the public to attend. Check out the Time Table section for details. It's an exciting time...come and join us! Our public run and club run days vary by year. Typically we are open to the public in April, May, June, August, and October each year. We also have club days in April, June, August, October, November. Please check our website for additional details. Visit
Illinois Live SteamersIllinois5,000 feet of 7-1/2", 4,000 feet of 4-3/4", 1,300 feet of 3-1/2" gauge track. Chicago region served by club-owned 7-acre facility operating all year. Not open to the public. Chuck Olejniczak, ILS Corresponding Secretary,
Chicago Model Engineers AssociationIllinoisIn existence since before WWI. Write for more information about the club, meeting places and activities. All inquiries welcome Edward W. Smerz, Secretary, 34 W. Monroe Street, Villa Park, IL 60181; (630) 832-1236
Prairie State Railroad Club, Inc.Illinois1:8 or 1-1/2? scale, 7-1/2? gauge. All steam locomotive operators welcome! Nancy Taft, Treasurer:, 815-946-9065
Walnut Creek RailroadIndiana1,500 feet of 1-1/2" scale, 4-3/4" narrow gauge, including right-of-way privileges on the Walnut Creek and Southern Railroad. Portions are elevated. Visitors and equipment welcome. Please call in advance, 7½", 574-269-1825
Walnut Creek & Southern RailroadIndianaThe southern branch of the Walnut Creek Railroad now combined to include a total of 1,500 feet of 4-3/4" gauge track. Visitors are always welcome. Please call or write for more information , 1759 North Hartzler Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 Phone (574) 269-1825.
Indiana Live SteamersIndianaLocated in Johnson County Park, two miles west of Edinburgh, Indiana. 9,000 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track. Meeting the third Saturday of the month, operating to the public noon to 4:00 pm, April to October. Public Relations Director John Herman, Phone (317)4
Iowa Model Steam EngineersIowa1800 feet of 7-1/2" gauge ground track and 650 feet of 3/4" and 1" highline track located on acreage in rural Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. For more information, contact Wayne Davis, 704 North Walnut Street, Creston, IA 50801-1548
Vapore Vivo ValtopinaItalyGauge 1 – 5" gauge, 400 meters long. Run day every weekend in September and October Dr. Guido Mattoli, Via Roncalli 11, I-06034 Foligno, Italy Phone 0039/342/212485 (h) 8pm Fax 0039/742/358449 24 hours/day
Associazione Modellisti Foligno Citta FerroviariaItalyIn Central Italy – 1/32 and 1/11 scales, English and French languages also spoken Dr. Guido Mattoli, via Roncalli 11, I-06034 Foligno, Italy Phone 0039/342/212485 (h) 8pm Fax 0039/742/358449 24 hours/day
Ichikawa Live SteamersJapan2nd and 4th Sundays, weather permitting. No schedules in August. Track at Gyohtoku Park, 5" gauge Takehiko Oikawa, Secretary, 1-13-20 Kita Asagaya, Suginami, Tokyo Phone 03-339-1336
Midway USA Live SteamersKansasWe have within the area a couple of 4-3/4" gauge tracks as well as two 7-1/2" gauge railroads and a 12" Railroad. Once a month – write for date. 7-1/2" gauge, IBLS Wheel Standards Jack Harris, Manager, 7408 North Halstead, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502 Phone (316) 663-1614
Kansas Association Of Model EngineersKansasPromoting all aspects of Home Machining: Live Steam, Stirling, Internal Combustion, etc. All engines and hobbyists welcome. Phone (316) 830-2750
Washington County Steam Preservation SocietyMaineTrack located at the top of Campbell Hill in the town of Cherryfield, ME. Track gauge 7-1/4" - 7-1/2", 35-foot minimum radius, 1-1/2% grades, hydraulic lift. Information about run and work days can be obtained from George, Director, 207-546-2205.
Chesapeake & Allegheny Steam Preservation SocietyMarylandLocated in Baltimore Maryland located in Leakin Park on Windsor Mill Road. Our public run days are the Second Sunday of each month from April to November from 11:00am to 3:30pm. Our track consists of 3200ft-3400ft, 7-1/2" double tracked main line, 1630ft 4-3/4"- 3-1/2" gauge elevated track. All utilities with lift and steaming bays for above gauges. Valid state boiler certification required or free Maryland certification, given 7 days notice. Workdays Wednesdays and Saturdays. Call track site phone (301) 448-0730 for details or Steve Zuiderveen, Secretary phone (443) 536-1181 or email
Charlton RailroadMassachusettsAt the Masonic Lodge in Charlton, MA. 1-1/2" scale, 7-1/4" gauge, 220 feet of main line, 60-foot minimum radius. Run days are from June to October on the second Sunday of the month. Visitors are welcome.
Pioneer Valley Live SteamersMassachusettsLocated in Southwick, Massachusetts. The track consists of 4580 feet of ground level rails and 1140 feet of elevated track. The elevated track has two gauges. The smallest is 3.5 inch gauge, 3/4" to the foot scale and the next is 4.75 inch gauge, 1" to t
Cape Cod Live SteamersMassachusettsOperating on 700 feet of dual gauge 7-1/4" - 4-3/4" ground track in Sandwich, MA. Run day is 3rd Saturday each month, May – October. Art Downer, Corresponding Secretary, 123 King Street, Hanson, MA 02341 Phone (781) 447-0403
Waushakum Live SteamersMassachusettsRegular run days are on Sundays from the 4th Sunday in May until the 3rd Sunday in October. 2100 feet of 3-1/2"-4-3/4" high line track and 3000+ feet of 7-1/4" ground line track on a wooded 16-acre site in Holliston, MA. Triple gauge hydraulic turntable and lift; electric transfer table, and elevated steaming bays with air, electricity and water. Write or visit website for more information.
Mid Michigan Railroad ClubMichiganLocated at Cornwell?s Turkeyville, 18935 15½ Mile Road, Marshall, Michigan 49068. Over 5,000 feet 7-1/2" gauge track. Self-contained campers may stay overnight. New members welcome.
Huron Valley Live SteamersMichigan7-1/2" gauge club track is presently an 800-foot loop on private property and is in the process of being expanded to approx 2000-feet in 2013 and to 4000 feet in 2014-15 For meeting information, contact Jim Gould,
Tri-State Locomotive ClubMichiganMonthly meetings held February through October at various locations in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. IBLS Wheel Standards. 616-381-4824
Michigan Small Scale Live SteamersMichiganAt least one steam-up a month, plus Shay Days and the Huckleberry Rail Fans weekend. Founded in 2002 – 29 members so far! Bob Weltyk, 2534 Mercury Drive, Lake Orion, MI 48360 Phone (248) 391-1002
The Railroad Historical Society Of Northwestern Michigan
MichiganMeetings first Tuesday of every month, 7 pm RHSONM, P.O. Box 1845, Traverse City, MI 49685. For telephone information, call 1-231-995-0313. The Society President is George Gregory.
Michigan Central RailroadMichiganTrack is private – invited guests only. Bill and Gisela Hayes, Phone (810) 797-4961
White Creek RailroadMichiganA private track, but visitors and equipment are welcome most days, except Sundays. Call in advance. Over 5 miles main line 7-1/2" gauge track, 1,130 feet of trestles, 200 switches, bi-directional running with 29 passing sidings, 30 signal blocks, 30 industry spurs, 2 yards, multiple routes with 9 junctions. Operating sessions 2nd Saturday of month (May-November) Russ and Mara Eldred, 3628 Egner Road, Cedar Springs, MI 49319 Phone/fax (616) 696-1534 (home) or (616) 696-0910 (work)
Great Lakes Live Steamers, Inc.MichiganStarr Jaycee Park, Royal Oak. The club?s 1 kilometer track (7-1/2" gauge) is open on the first weekend of the month, 12pm-4pm. Southgate location: Kiwanis Park in Southgate, MI. Open 3rd weekend of the month Cary Polaski, phone (734) 284-4026.
Shoal Creek, Lathrop And Northern RailroadMissouriIn association with Lathrop Antique Car, Tractor and Engine Association. 500-foot 7-1/2" gauge for 1-1/2" and 2-1/2" scales, with plans for 6,000-foot track, storage and train construction buildings. Located on Hwy. 33, 35 miles north of Kansas City, MO Jim Plowman, President Contact Sam, phone (816) 740-3766
Wabash Frisco And Pacific RailwayMissouriRunning Sundays only, May through October, 11:15 until 4:15 pm. Two trainsets running consecutively every 20 minutes with passing meets operating with three different locomotives, usually a 4-4-2, a 4-6-2, or a 4-6-4. 12" gauge steam railway at Glencoe, MO, 25 miles west of St. Louis. For photo brochure, send SASE to WF&P RY, David J. Neubauer, 1569 Ville Angela Lane, Hazelwood, MO 63042-1630. Phone (636) 587-3538
St. Louis Live SteamersMissouri7-1/2" – 4-3/4" dual gauge track located in Kircher Park, just off I-44 at the Williams Road exit on the east side of Eureka, Missouri. Monthly membership meeting is held at 10 am on the second Saturday in Kircher Park. For information SLLS, 1432 Ruth Drive, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Ozarks Live SteamersMissouriRun days every weekend, April through October. 7-1/2" track for 1-1/2" scale; 6,500-foot track, restrooms, hydraulic lift, steaming bays; electricity and water furnished. Spring Meet June 3-5.
Rio Grande Scenic RailroadMissouriRun day 3rd Saturday of the month, April through November, weather permitting. 4-3/4" - 7-1/2" dual gauge ground level track, IBLS Wheel Standards. For track location, contact Gail O. Gish, 17900 Gibbons Road, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 Phone (816) 540-3243
Big Creek & Southern RailroadMissouri7-1/2" gauge private track. Out-of-town visitors and equipment welcome. Run day 4th Saturday of the month. Call in advance Pat McCarthy, 18605 East 171st, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 Phone (816) 682-1189
Namibia Model Engineering Club (NAMEC)NamibiaContact Fritz Kolle, P.O. Box 382, Windhoek, Namibia
Burlington Little LineNebraska1,300 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track, 60-foot radius, located 5 miles southeast of McCook, Nebraska. IBLS Wheel Standards. Private, happy to have company Harvey and Erma Hinz, Route 3, Box 94, McCook, Nebraska 69001. Phone 308-345-5469
Camp Creek RailroadersNebraska5,000 feet 7-1/2" gauge, 60-foot radius, 10 steaming bays. Run day 3rd Saturday May thru October. Track located at Camp Creek Threshers Association grounds at Waverly, NE Gary Quillen, Secretary/Treasurer, Phone (402) 571-1345;
Stoomgroep Kerkwerve, ZeelandNetherlandsClub has a 45mm table, 3-1/2" gauge and 5" gauge combined raised track 150 meters long and a 7-1/4" gauge track 450 meters long. Contact Marco Kosten at or visit for further information.
Nevada Northern Railroad MuseumNevadaA time capsule of what a shortline railroad was like in the last century. New to exhibits are NN Ry 40 Baldwin 4-6-0 of 1910 and a 1907 Industrial steam-powered wrecking crane. Museum is situated on 56 acres with 49 buildings and structures, three original steam locomotives (two operate), a steam-powered rotary (non-operation but on the list), six diesel locomotives, and 62 pieces of rolling stock, with a complete machine shop on the property. (775) 289-6284
Northern Nevada Live SteamersNevadaSecond Saturday May through September on the 7-1/2" gauge private track of the Centerville & Western Nevada Railroad, 1016 Irma Lane, Gardnerville, NV, courtesy of Ken Schroeder Phone (775) 265-3632 in advance, please
Las Vegas Railroad SocietyNevada7-1/2" and 15" gauge track planned on 40 acres, for Live Steam, diesel and electric. Scales to range from 1-1/2" to 5" Bruno Platzer, President
New Jersey Live SteamersNew JerseyGauges: No. 1 - 3-1/2" - 4-3/4" - 7-1/4"; track located at 266 Mountain Road, Liberty Corner, NJ. Business meetings 2pm 3rd Sunday of every month except December. Work day 1st Saturday of every month. Retirees? Day every Wednesday. Friday night Crew. News
Phillipsburg Railroad HistoriansNew JerseyRide the 2" scale, 9-7/16" gauge Centerville and Southwestern miniature railroad that ran in Roseland, New Jersey, at the Becker Dairy Farm. Operating with No. 1503 (gas engine) as the steam engine, No. 1501, is in private hands. Events are free; donation
Jersey Shore Live SteamNew Jersey7-1/2" gauge. 10,000-foot track under construction. 501(c)3 education group, located 13 miles north of Atlantic City at Parkway exit 52. Jersey Shore Live Steam Organization Office Phone: (609) 500-1456. President is Tim Lovingham
Iron Acres RailroadNew Jersey1,500-foot main dual-gauged for 7-1/4" - 7-1/2". Meetings on Thursdays, 9 am to 2 pm, and Monday & Friday eves, 6:30 pm to 10 pm. Track located in Jackson, NJ. Newsletter "Iron Acre News" Mike Venezia, phone (732) 364-0994
South Jersey Live SteamersNew JerseyMeetings 4th Saturday each month. Workdays 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month at tracksite, Grant and Brunetta Avenue, South Vineland, New Jersey; 856-845-9531
Tonawanda Creek Model EngineersNew York10 miles north of Buffalo, NY. 2300 feet of dual gauge 7-2/4"- 4-3/4", also 500 feet of 3-1/2" high line. Meet and run on the 2nd Saturday with work nights each Tuesday. President Rod Raham C/O 3179 Tonawanda Creek, Amherst NY 14228, contact email address

Finger Lakes Live SteamersNew York7-1/4" - 4-3/4" – No. 1 gauges, IBLS Wheel Standards. Track located at 302 Clyde Marengo Road, Marengo, NY. See website for map. Visitors always welcome. Club phone (315) 923-7493
Niagara Frontier Live Steamers, Inc.New YorkLocated 15 miles south of Buffalo in Eden, NY. 650-foot loop of 3-1/2" – 4-3/4" gauge high line now operating Tony Altenoeder, phone (716) 992-3859; Joe Tanski Phone (716) 992-9099
Adirondack Live SteamersNew YorkAdirondack Live Steamers operates a one mile long 7.25" gauge railroad and a 300 ft G1 railroad in eastern upstate New York. Membership meetings are the 2nd Saturday of each month, regular run days are the 4th Saturday of each month.
Mud Creek Central, Inc.New YorkTwenty acres consisting of a 6,000' mainline of 7-1/4" gauge track, 1000' of 4-3/4" gauge track, and a casting foundry at 7349 Tonawnda Creek Road, Lockport, NY 14094. Monthly meetings are generally on the third Sunday. Blog: Phone (716) 514-4039
Peconic County Miniature Rail RoadNew York16" gauge (1/8"), internal combustion. Located on eastern end of Long Island?s North Fork just north of Greenport, New York. Frank A. Field, (516) 477-2433. Private track.
Long Island Live Steamers, Inc.New YorkSecond and last Sundays of each month, June through October inclusive. Public runs May thru October. Tracksite, South Haven County Park. 3-1/2" - 4-3/4" - 7-1/4" gauges
International Stationary Steam Engine SocietyNew YorkAn international forum for those interested in stationary steam history. Rick Rowlands, 2261 Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH 44505, USA
Chautauqua Live SteamersNew YorkContact Chester W. Lewis, Jr., 15 Jamestown Rd, Sinclairville, NY 14782 Phone (716) 962-3256
Auckland Society Of Model EngineersNew ZealandMeetings first Tuesday each month, 7:30 PM. Club running every Sunday afternoon. Peterson Road Reserve, Panmure, 3-1/2", 5" gauges Secretary, P.O. Box 14570 Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand Club house phone (9) 570 5286
Havelock North Live SteamersNew Zealand, Havelock NorthOperating the Keirunga Park Railway, Pufflett Road, Havelock North, New Zealand Overseas contact John Romanes, General Manager Geoff Wright, phone +64 (06) 844 3540
Nelson Society Of Modellers, Inc.New Zealand, NelsonMeetings 2nd Tuesday of each month at the clubroom, Tahunanui Beach, Nelson. Run every Sunday afternoon, work sessions every Wednesday. 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 5", 7-1/4" multigauge raised track, 1,720-foot main line; 2-acre saltwater model boat pond Carl Gousmett, Secretary, P.O. Box 810, Nelson, New Zealand Phone 03 5472337
Kapiti Miniature Railway & Model Engineering Society Inc.New Zealand, ParaparaumuP.O. Box 296, Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Derek Townsend, Secretary
Phone 64 4 905 4751
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.OhioApprox. 1/2 mile of 15" gauge track for restored Live Steam Engine 901. 1-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays except July/August, 6-9 pm Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday, weather permitting. Special runs for Halloween and Christmas and other events. Located at northeast co
Carillon Park Rail And Steam SocietyOhioCarillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH. 1,200 feet of 7-1/2" - 7-1/4" - 4-3/4" - 3-1/2" multi-gauge ground level track, 52-foot minimum radius, elevated steaming bays, hydraulic turntable, 3-track yard plus additional 3,600 feet of 7-1/2" gauge, 60-foot minimum radius, maximum grade 1-1/2%, 48-foot tunnel. Additional 900 feet of 7-1/2" gauge under construction. Current boiler certificate or inspection required. Operations start at 10:00 am, with passenger-carrying operations from 1:00 to 4:00 pm Robert Schwenke, 7652 Downing Street, Dayton, OH 45414 Phone (937) 890-1923
CCBW Railroad & MuseumOhio7-1/2" gauge Crawford County & Bucyrus Western Railroad, located at 925 W. Mansfield Street, P.O. Box 147, Bucyrus, OH 44820-0147. HO, G-gauge and full size displays, also. Operated by the "Train Buffs of Crawford County" the 3rd weekend of August each year Ken Mead, answering service (419) 562-2345 e-mail
Lake Shore Live SteamersOhioPenitentiary Glen Reservation, Lake Metroparks, Kirtland, Ohio. Over 1 mile of 7-1/2" gauge track including challenging mainline hills. Two hydraulic unloading hoists. Electric, water, air at steaming bays. Current boiler certificate required. IBLS Standards. For current run events and more info, visit Maggie Delmore, Secretary, 763 Woodstock Road, Eastlake, OH 44095 Phone (440) 942-2816
Cinder Sniffers, Inc.Ohio2-1/2" - 3-1/2" - 4-3/4" - 71/4" - 7-1/2" gauges on the same ground level track. IBLS Wheel Standards. Boiler certificate or inspection and safety chains required. Any and all Live Steamers are welcome at our meetings or at our Dover, Indiana, track site on run days. NOTE TO VISITING OPERATORS - There is a HEIGHT CLEARANCE of 8' to access the unloader! Run days are the second Saturday May thru October and the Saturday after Thanksgiving plus the New Years Day Run (times are 11-2PM ET. We run in snow, but rain will cancel, Dave Sams, Corresponding Secretary, Don Frozina, President. Check for latest info.
Buckeye Rail Model EngineersOhioNazor Road, Galion. Established club. 14-acre wooded grounds nearly a mile long next to Conrail tracks. Over 4,500 feet of track laid and still going. Phone (419) 562-2345
Northeastern Ohio Live SteamersOhioLocated on the grounds of the Medina County Park District. Over 9000 feet of 7.5" gauge ground-level track with a minimum radius of 42 feet, and 900 feet of highline track with 3.5” and 4.75” gauges. Pull-through loading/unloading transfer table, plus an additional 7.5” unloading facility. Limited self-contained camping at open meets, by appointment only. Water, coal and compressed air available at steaming bays. Business meetings second Sunday of each month, except May’s meeting is third Sunday. Visits available by appointment, or during any open meet or business meeting. Visit
Northwestern Ohio Live SteamersOhioWe operate on four privately owned 7 ½” gauge tracks in Northwestern Ohio. Run Days are on the second Saturday of the month May through October. Meetings are on the second Sunday of the month November through April. Contact club president Gherin Johnston at or 419-866-1051 for the location of runs and meetings.
Locomotive Operators Of Central Oklahoma (Loco)OklahomaThe scale is 1.5 inches to the foot (1/8th scale) and the track gauge (distance between the rails) is 7.5 inches making the equipment large enough to ride. The organization owns and operates an outdoor railroad on five acres of land some 15 miles east of Oklahoma City. Truman Hefner at (405) 942-0777 or (405) 850-5798
Tulsa Live SteamersOklahoma7-1/2" gauge. For information on run days and meets, contact Bill Fondren, 8159 South 39th W Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74132 Phone 918-446-4864
Muskogee & Northwestern RailroadOklahoma2,800 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track located just off highway 69 in Muskogee, OK. Private track, visitors welcome Tom Harrington, 2961 North 23rd Street, West, Muskogee, OK 74401 Phone (918) 683-8751
Klamath & Western Railroad Inc. Oregon9,000 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track. Run every Saturday between Memorial Day and Labor Day 3train rides for the public on summer Saturdays from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend. Food and refreshments are available and so is plenty of fresh air. Phone 541-783-3177
Train Mountain Railroad MuseumOregonListed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the "largest outdoor hobby railroad in the world." Located in Chiloquin, OR, halfway between Klamath Falls and Crater Lake National Park. Travel over thirty-five miles of 7-1/2" gauge track, Phone: 541-783-3030
Willow Creek Railroad MuseumOregonRun days, most Sundays and Holidays (weather permitting) Memorial Day through Labor Day. 5,500+ feet of 7-1/2 track. On the grounds of Antique Powerland in Brooks, Oregon. Contact in advance: - 3995 Brooklake Road NE , Brooks, Oregon
Pacific Northwest Live SteamersOregonRun Day every Sunday and holidays, from first of May until end of October. 3,600 feet of mainline track. Monthly meeting at track site, 31803 South Shady Dell Drive, Molalla, OR. Clubhouse phone (503) 829-6866
Southern Oregon Live SteamersOregonDedicated to modeling in the 7 1/2" gauge from 1 1/2" to 2 1/2" to the foot scales.Operating second and fourth Sunday, April through October. Railroad Park, Medford, Oregon. For further information or directions Paul, phone (541) 471-3016
Central Oregon Area Live SteamersOregonForming a 7-1/2" gauge track at the site of the Eastern Cascades Model Railroad Club. 20 acres, turntable, two wooden trestles, short plate bridge, existing right-of-way. Call the club at 541-317-1545
Reading Society Of Model EngineersPennsylvania15" gauge railroad located on 25 acres. Public run day first Sunday of the month, June through November as well as three Open Houses, in May, August and November. "Lite Rail" division has 7-1/4" and 4-3/4" gauges. Club House Number: 610-929-5444
Cumberland Valley Live Steam RailroadPennsylvaniaNew club in the Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, area. Proposed 1-1/2" scale track in a park setting – railroad to serve as a living history museum Anthony Cooper, 762 Pinola Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone 717-477-8387
Pennsylvania Live Steamers, Inc.PennsylvaniaRun Days 4th Sunday of the month, April to October Members and Guests only. Gauge 1, 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 4-3/4", 7-1/4" gauge tracks at ground level at Rahns on Route 29, 1/2 mile north of intersection of Route 113. PLS track and wheel standards. Phone: 610-454-0477
New England Wireless & Steam MuseumRhode IslandStationary steam engine collection featuring the only G H Corliss engine running under steam today. Large collection of engines and models. Also the history of wireless and the oldest surviving working wireless station in the world. Open by appointment. Engines operate during "Yankee Steam-up" in the Fall. Contact Fred Jaggi at (401) 944-1389 or web site
Plettenberg Bay Model EngineersSouth AfricaContact Guy Luck, phone 04457-488422, or Dennis Fletcher, Box 1061, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa Phone 04457-33189
Western Province Live Steam SocietySouth AfricaOpen days on the 1st Saturday of each month Bernard Ridley, phone +27 21 712 7034 or Wouter Bergakker, P.O. Box 15810, Panorama (Cape Town) 7506, South Africa
Rand Society Of Model EngineersSouth AfricaOpen days for steam 1st Sunday of each month, diesels every Saturday/Sunday afternoons. New 7-1/4", 5" and 3-1/2" track under construction. Active section restores and runs historic oil and other engines. Clubhouse, engine exhibition and track at Len Rutter Park, Roodepoort Colin Retif, Box 11348, Unifield 1713, South Africa Phone 011-7636813.
Pretoria-Derdepoort Nature ReserveSouth AfricaOpen every weekend Sarel Viljoen, 1022 Michael Brink Street, Villiera 0186, South Africa Phone 012-735719
Port Elizabeth Model Locomotive SocietySouth AfricaOpen days 1st Sunday monthly Jean Rohrer, Box 7378, Newton Park 6055, South Africa Phone 041-311726
Durban Society Of Model EngineersSouth AfricaOpen 2nd Sunday each month, 1100-1600 hours. 3-1/2", 5" raised level track. Refreshments and childrenˊs playground. Barbeque and picnic facilities Gary Lambert, Hon. Secretary, Hinton Grove, Virginia, Durban North, Durban 4051, South Africa Phone/fax 27-31-7055745
Witbank Society Of Model EngineersSouth AfricaOpen days every Sunday Hannes Paling, phone 0135-70342, or Dave Steyenberg, Box 12321, Leraatsfontein 1038, Witbank, South Africa Phone 0135-6565626
Bloemfontein Society Of Model EngineersSouth AfricaMeeting 2nd Friday night each month at 7:30 p.m. Run day 2nd Saturday starting 10 a.m. at Modenso Park, Rhyn Lane, Bayswater area. Ground level track dual gauge 3-1/2" and 5", 1/4 mile circuit Lionel Squires, Chairman, phone 223625 Fred Bishop, Secretary, Box 1049, Bloemfontein 9300, Republic of South Africa, Phone 476556
Pietermaritzburg Model Engineering SocietySouth AfricaOpen days 1st Sunday monthly Charles Polkey, phone 0331-442586, or Don Baker, Box 100430, Scottsville 3209, South Africa Phone 0332-303553
City Of Saints Light RailSouth AfricaContact Earl Boardman, Box 499, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa Phone 0461-23956
Verwoerdburg Society Of Model EngineersSouth AfricaContact Leon De Lange, phone 012-5440864, or Alan Pletscke, Box 16023, Verwoerdburg 0140, South Africa Phone 012-8002209
Johannesburg Live SteamersSouth AfricaOpen days each Sunday afternoon Bobby Ahlstrohm, phone 011-6809953, or Alex Jones, Secretary, 13 Mimosa Street, Wilro Park, Roodepoort 1724, South Africa Phone 011-7641648
Knysna Model Engineers SocietySouth AfricaOpen days 1st Sunday monthly, during the mornings Ron Etter, Box 902, Knysna 6570, South Africa Phone 0445-22463
East London Model Engineering SocietySouth AfricaContact Terry Archer, phone 0431-461868, or Ernie Beyer, Box 645, East London 5200, South Africa
Dreams Come True RailroadSouth Carolina2184 Beaver Dam Rd, Cassatt, SC 29032-9371 Phone (302) 383-0325
Club Dˊamics Del Ferrocarri CornellaSpainHome of the Can Mercader Railway in Can Mercader Park, located in Cornella de Llobregat on LˊHospitalet Road just opposite the Almeda District, 5 km from Barcelona. 1.5 kilometers of 5" (127 mm) gauge track, 10 and 15 meter radii. Turntable, tunnel, two bridges, treated water station, vehicle maintenance and repair shop. Currently constructing freight station and engine shed. La Festa del Trenet (The Little Train Festival) – international 5" gauge trains encounter, 3rd Sunday in October of each year Club dˊAmics del Ferrocarril-Cornella, Amadeu Vives s/n – P.O. Box 86, E-08940 Cornella (Barcelona), Spain e-mail
Mannenberg Mini-BahnSwitzerland7-1/4" – 7-1/2" gauges, steam, electric, and diesel. 800 feet of track located at Ittigen near Bern. IBLS Wheel Standards. Private; visitors and their equipment welcome. Run days on weekends, April through October, weather permitting H. Fred Stauffer, Ittigenstrasse 8, CH-3063 Ittigen, Switzerland Phone (031) 581695
Mid-South Live Steamers, Inc.Tennessee14,500 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track, IBLS Wheel Standards. All locomotives and rolling stock must be equipped with either safety chains and couplers or drawbars. All steam locomotives must pass a hydrostatic pressure test at 150% of boiler operating pressure; certificates from other clubs so stating will be accepted. Visiting engineers and equipment welcome, including diesels, at Maury County Park, Columbia, Tennessee. Michael Haywood, Secretary, or 615-491-4357.
Chattanooga Society Of Model Engineers, Inc.TennesseeLocated at the private and very scenic Eagle Point Railroad in Dunlap, Tennessee (railroad is 52 miles NW of Chattanooga). At 90% complete, a mainline run is 3 miles of 7-1/2" gauge , signalled track that will accomodate 2-1/2" scale equipment over 37 acres of remote, wooded mountain terrain. The railroad was designed for Card-order operations with over 60 industrial sidings, Minimum radius is 50 foot, with 2% grades on the mainline and 2-1/2% on the mountain branch. Over 1,300 feet of bridges and an 88-foot tunnel (60" high). Steaming bays, hydraulic unloading lift, RV electrical hookups. Current boiler inspections, FRS radios and safety chains or wires required. Not open to the general public, however people in the hobby are welcome to visit on schedule days with advance notice.
Annetta Valley & Western RailroadTexas7-1/2" gauge private track with 8,240-foot round trip point-to-point. Operating yard at each end, four along route towns with sidings, signal system, passenger depot, engine house/shop, hydraulic lift, transfer table, steaming bays, camper parking, picnic area, shower facilities. Dispatcher-controlled operations with timetables. Radio headsets required. Located west of Fort Worth, TX. Visitors and equipment welcome. For days of operation Terry McGrath, e-mail
San Jacinto Model Railroad Club, Inc.TexasHouston area, founded in 1953. Club cooperates with the National Model Railroad Association and NMRA Lone Star Region Division 8. 130 members model in scales ranging from Z to 1/2" Live Steam. Meetings are open to the public, 7 pm on the 1st Tuesday. President: Richard Louvet -
Houston Area Live SteamersTexasZube Park, near Hockley, about 20 miles west of Houston in Harris County. 1 mile north of US 290 on Roberts Road. 6,800 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track, going twice around before repeating the figure 8. 1,800 feet of 4-3/4" gauge track. 18 steaming bays, of which 8 are now covered; hydraulic transfer table for unloading equipment. Work days on 1st Saturday of each month. Public run days start at 9 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday from March until November. Rick White, Secretary, P.O. Box 215, Hockley, TX 77477-0215 e-mail
Southwestern Live Steamers, Inc.Texas7-1/2" gauge. Operates on 7 privately-owned tracks in Texas and Oklahoma. 150 members
Midway Shortline RailroadUtahOver 2,000 feet of 12" gauge track in Heber Valley, UT, 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. One propane-fired Live Steam 4-4-0, a gas-powered diesel, and 12 cars. Private track, but visitors are welcome. Please call in advance. Train operates Saturday afternoons 12 noon to 4:30, May through September and on holidays. No charge is made, but donations are welcomed. 801-566-6647
S & S Shortline RailroadUtahLocated in Farmington, UT, 10 miles north of Salt Lake City. 11,000 foot 7-1/2" gauge track, 5,000 foot 24" gauge track; 66-foot tunnel going under G&RGW main line. 50-foot minimum radius, steaming bays, hydraulic hoists for unloading. Rides are available on the first Saturday of each month from June - Sept betwen the hours of 10AM - 4PM.Visiting engineers welcome. (801) 451-0222
Blue Ridge Live Steamers, Inc.VirginiaMeetings 2nd Wednesday of month, locations may vary. Contact club secretary for location, run days. 2,400 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track plus several hundred feet of station sidings and storage yards, transfer table, turntable, steaming bays.
Valley Live SteamersVirginia7-1/2" gauge I.B.L.S. standards (Roanoke, VA). 1,200-foot + track. Call for membership information and meeting locations. 540-890-3615
Puget Sound Garden Railway Society Live SteamersWashingtonAn omnigauge Live Steam division that holds meets on privately-owned layouts. HO - S - O - 1-3;/4", 3-1/2", 7-1/2", 15", 18", 24" gauges are currently represented, with Gauge 1 and G scale equipment being the most popular. Visitors and new members are welcome. President Fred Konkell, 253-839-0152,
Inland Empire Live SteamersWashingtonSpokane, WA. 4¾", 7½" gauge. Jerry Braun, Acting Secretary, 815 West Greta, Spokane, WA 99208 Phone (509) 466-5059 e-mail
Pacific Coast Locomotive EngineersWashingtonMeeting monthly in homes of members Mail Clerk, Don Dickens, 11904 Northeast Fourth Street, Vancouver, Washington 98684 Phone (206) 256-7792
Kitsap Live SteamersWashington7-1/2" gauge railroad located in the South Kitsap Community Park, Jackson and Lund Streets, Port Orchard, WA. Public run days 2nd and 4th Saturdays, April through October. Retsil, WA. Phone (206)-718-9401. President, Kenneth A Olsen
Great Nowhere RailroadWashington600 feet of 3-1/2" gauge track and 1,200 feet of 7-1/2" gauge track, both 30-foot radius, in Moses Lake, WA Russ and Gee Clough, 3621 Ottmar Road, Moses Lake, WA 99837
Western Washington Live SteamersWashingtonOver a mile of 7-1/2" gauge track. Organization operates April through October. IBLS Standards. Workdays 1st Saturday of the month, 3rd Saturday members and guests run days. Members may run anytime during the season but must call. Phone (360) 426-6280
Dells Live Steamers And Model Engineers Club, Inc.WisconsinAt the Riverside and Great Northern Railway on Stand Rock Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI. 7-1/2" gauge operational, curves minimum 30-foot radius. Work and meeting day 1st Saturday every month (except holiday weekends) David Andersen, President, (608) 781-2452
Green Bay Live Steamers UnionWisconsinWe are looking to build a brand new miniature railroad at a new site, hopefully on a 1 or 2 mile portion of an abandoned real railroad. We may expand up to a grand scale like 15" gauge. ALL Scales are welcome, from Z scale electric to full size locomotives and coaches. We’re also looking to rebuild a section of abandoned real standard gauge, so Green Bay can once again have an actual steam locomotive running on our private mainline. Founder and president: Steven Solway, 1235 & 1/2 Cherry Street, Green Bay WI, 54302, (920) 217-0641.
Riverside & Great Northern Preservation SocietyWisconsinLocated just north of the Wisconsin Dells. At present the Society operates a Gift Shop, The Iron Horse Restaurant, a 15" gauge steam and diesel railroad and historical operating museum. Daily scheduled operations commence on Memorial Day weekend and end on Labor Day. Limited weekend operations begin in April and run through November weather permitting. Gary Gleason, Vice President: R&GN Office: (608) 254-6367 Direct: (708) 638-8600
Saint Croix RailroadWisconsinFounded in 1971, the St. Croix Railroad (SCRR) is a hobby organization primarily dedicated to Miniature Railroads, though any form of Model Engineering is welcome - Traction Engines, Boats, Stationary Engines, Internal Combustion, or even unpowered models. We have approximately ten acres of land, of which nine is occupied by three discrete railroad lines in 7½ inch gauge, 4¾ inch gauge and a mixed gauge elevated track with 5, 4¾, 3½ and 2½ inch gauges. Locomotives are Live Steam, diesel, gasoline and battery powered. The SCRR is chartered as a 501(c)(3) educational corporation on privately held land. We do, however, operate monthly open days on the last Sunday of the month in the summer Steve Muscato, Secretary, P.O. Box 11527, St. Paul, MN 55111. Phone (715) 386-1871, email or visit All welcome, please contact us if you’re coming to visit.
Milwaukee Light Engineering SocietyWisconsin6,000 feet of bi-directional, signaled, 7-1/2” gauge track, through wetlands, in Jackson, WI. Meetings: 6:30 pm on third Thursday. Work days Wednesday evenings, 5 pm, May thru September, weather permitting. Pat Cleary, Secretary, David Gehrke, Superintendent. For meeting location and run days, and further information, see
Mashonaland Society Of Model EngineersZimbabweContact Ian Andrews, 1 St. Brelades Close, Borrowdale, Harare, Zimbabwe Phone 4-882893