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Live Steam : Railroads and Clubs - United States

Live Steam Railroads and Clubs: Live steam railways in the United States. These are large scale railways, often large enough to ride on and powered by a variety of fuels including steam, battery and internal combustion.

There are 123 links in this category

California - Riverside Live Steamers
Riverside, CA - Live steam model railroading in Riverside, Ca. The Riverside Live Steamers operate the city's 7.5" gauge railroad dontated to the city by Joseph Hunter.
Info: URL: http://www.steamonly.org/ (Added: 15-Apr-2000)
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California - Sacramento Valley Live Steamers
Rancho Cordova, CA - We are a family organization dedicated to preserving the lore and history of American steam railroading with a scale fully functioning steam engine and a railroad for children and adults alike to ride on and enjoy. We are a hobby club for the whole family. Welcome to our railroad!

The Sacramento Valley Live Steamers Railroad Museum is located within the Hagan Community Park in Rancho Cordova, California. The organization was started around 1965 and completed with a Golden Spike ceremony in 1973. The main line is now over 6,300 ft. with many sidings and several yards. The ride is scenic as the track passes through tree'd areas, as well as a fine view of the American River which passes within 100 ft. of the railroad. The railroad also features wooden trestles, a 40ft truss bridge as well as a girder deck bridge. The track is 7 1/2" and 4 3/4" gauge,

Info: URL: http://www.svlsrm.org/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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California - Sagebrush Short Line Railroad
Ridgecrest, CA - Sagebrush Short Line Railroad is a privately owned railroad and visitors are encouraged to attend our events. Email or call in advance, as these events are by invitation only.

The Pruitt’s decided to do something with the four acres they lived on. It looked mighty empty with just greasewood and sand surrounding their home in the Mojave Desert. Why not build a 7-˝ inch gauge railroad and have it run the length and width of the property! Great idea, right? This way the Pruitt’s could run their trains whenever they want to, and they could invite friends whose interest in 7-˝ inch gauge railroading was as enthusiastic as theirs. Well, doesn't everyone want a railroad on their property? You say to yourself, a couple of kooks, right?? Nah! Just a couple of railroad supporters who like to share their interests with those around them. So, that is what George and Linda, along with over 100 volunteers, which are called Tie Owners are doing ...building a railroad, the SAGEBRUSH SHORTLINE RAILROAD to be exact.

Info: URL: http://sbslrr.blogspot.com/ (Added: 7-Nov-2016)
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California - Southern California Live Steamers
Torrance, CA - Originally started in 1948 by Little Engines owner. Public rides 1st Sunday of each month.
Info: URL: http://www.southerncalifornialivesteamers.com (Added: 9-Nov-2008)
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California - Swanton Pacific Railroad Society
Santa Cruz, CA - The Swanton Pacific Historical Railroad Society is dedicated to those who:
Are nuts about trains
Have a love for history
Like to be working on a fun project
outdoors Want live steam maintenance or operating experience
Have or want machine shop, welding, construction or foundry experience

The 1/3 scale railroad is located on the beautiful 3200-acre Swanton Pacific Ranch near Davenport in Santa Cruz County. A dedicated group of volunteers maintain and operate the railroad on behalf of the Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. The Swanton Pacific Railroad serves as an operational memorial to Al Smith who acquired and relocated the trains to the Swanton Pacific Ranch. The rolling stock consists of three one-third scale Pacific-type steam locomotives that were built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, a diesel switcher locomotive and a variety of passenger and maintenance of way railcars.

Info: URL: http://sprr.calpoly.edu/ (Added: 7-Nov-2016)
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Colorado - Colorado Live Steamers
Byers, CO - The Colorado Live Steamers is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization of people interested in building and operating large scale model railroad equipment. We are located on approximately 120 acres in Byers, CO, about 40 miles east of Denver.

Steaming on the Johnson BridgeThe first 7 ˝" gauge loop was completed in June of 1998. To date we have laid approximately 3,200 feet of track and have built the 102 ft wooden bridge which completes the first loop called the Johnson Loop. The organization's overall goal is a 2.5 mile, 7 ˝" gauge point-to-point mainline railroad. We have begun our northwest expansion through 2 tunnels and over the steel truss bridge.

Info: URL: http://www.coloradolivesteamers.com/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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Colorado - Rocky Mountain Rails
Denver, CO - We are an outdoor, riding model railroad club located in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Our track gauges are 7 1/2 in. and 4 3/4 in., corresponding to 1/8th and 1/12th scales.

Rocky Mountain Rails is a private, nonprofit club dedicated to building and operating an outdoor riding model railroad. Our members have varied hobby interests and skills, even beyond railroading, which makes belonging to our organization fun and educational. As a club, we enjoy many activities at our tracksite including run days, work days, pot lucks, picnics and other social gatherings. We welcome families of members and guests.

Rocky Mountain Rails members have unlimited usage of the club facilities. Often, our members use the tracksite as a place for a quiet picnic or just to get away from the crowds at other local recreational areas. We have a beautiful picnic pavilion with lots of picnic tables for gatherings. Many of our members own locomotives and riding cars, but this is not a requirement for admission to the club.

Info: URL: http://www.rockymountainrails.com/ (Added: 6-Nov-2016)
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Delaware - Auburn Valley Railroad at The Marshall Steam Museum
Hockessin, DE - The Marshall Steam Museum
Less than five minutes from the center of Hockessin, Delaware the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve offers visitors a chance to step back in time and experience life at the dawn of the automotive age. The now-museum was built by T. Clarence Marshall in 1947 to house his growing collection of antique automobiles. Today, visitors can enjoy the many treasures at Auburn Heights thanks to the generosity and vision of Clarence’s son, Tom, and his wife, Ruth. In 2008, they gifted to Delaware State Parks the estate land and buildings, including a beautiful 1897 Queen Anne mansion that was the Marshall home, while donating to the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, the extraordinary vehicles of the Marshall collection. The museum features the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars, a 1916 electric car, and two 1930s Packards, in addition to the Auburn Valley Railroad with its 1/8th-size coal-fired steam trains that circle the property.

Info: URL: http://auburnheights.org/ (Added: 7-Nov-2016)
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Florida - Big Boots & Western
Belleview, FL - Candler, FL The railroad currently features 2 1/2 miles of track, with 65 ft. or larger radii throughout, with a maximum grade of 2% and three separate yards. This track is set up to approximate the SAl and the ACL as they head South from Ocala, FL towards Tampa, Leesburg and Sanford.
Info: URL: http://www.bigbootsrr.com/ (Added: 6-Nov-2016)
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Florida - Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad
Crews Lake Wilderness Park, Pasco County Florida - The Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad offers rides to the general public on the 2nd Saturday of each month*.

Come on out. Bring the entire family for a train ride. Your generous donations will help keep our trains running.

Info: URL: http://www.cpgrr.org/ (Added: 7-Nov-2016)
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