United States live Steam Railroad Clubs

This page provides a directory of live steam railroad clubs, park trains, and private railroads in the USA and Canada, including 2½, 3½, 4¾, 7¼, 7½, and 15 inch gauge live steam railroads.

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  • Adirondack Live Steamers  – Operates a 7-1/4″ gauge railroad in Saratoga County, New York
  • Alaska Live Steamers  – 7-1/2″ gauge club in Wasilla, Alaska
  • Arborway, T.T. & Northwestern Railroad  – Private 15″ gauge live steam railroad in Steelville, Missouri
  • Arizona & Pacific Railroad –  16″ gauge live steam railroad in Peoria, Arizona
  •  Assiniboine Valley Railway  – 7-1/2″ gauge live steam layout located on a six acre site immediately west of Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  •  Auburn Heights Preserve – Operates the 1/8 scale 7-1/2″ gauge live steam Auburn Valley Railroad in Yorklyn, Delaware
  • B.A.D. Great Northern Railway – Private 15″ gauge live steam railroad with bridge and tunnel Sponsored Links  
  • Bear Creek Park Train  – 15″ narrow gauge steam railway in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • Big Boots & Western Railroad – 7-1/2″ gauge live steam railroad based on the SAL and ACL with 1.5 miles of mainline in Candler, Florida
  • Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad  – 1/3 scale steam locomotive operates a 1-mile loop in Oak Meadow Park, Los Gatos, California
  •  Bucksgahuda & Western Railroad – Two-foot gauge steam railroad in St. Marys, Pennsylvania
  • C&H Railroad  – Dedicated to the preservation and operation of Ottaway 12″ gauge steam locomotives, rolling stock, and related railroad memorabilia
  • Camp Creek Railroad – Operates live steam locomotives on 3000 feet of 7-1/2″ gauge track in Waverly, Nebraska
  • Canton, Saint Paul & Pacific Railway – Mile-long 7-1/2″ gauge live steam railroad includes three tunnels, two large timber trestles, several smaller bridges, and offers spectacular views of the Etowah River Valley; Canton, Georgia
  • Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society  – Operates a 7-1/2″ gauge railroad in Dayton, Ohio
  • Amusement Park Trains  – Guide to 500+ miniature railroads throughout North America, organized by state
  • Annetta Valley & Western Railroad Club – Privately owned 7-1/2″ gauge railroad west of Fort Worth, Texas
  •  Bitter Creek Western Railroad – Privately owned 7-1/2″ gauge railroad in the central coast area of California
  • British Columbia Society of Model Engineers – Operators of the Burnaby Central Railway with over two miles of 7-1/2″ gauge track in Confederation Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Calvert Central Railroad – 7-1/2″ gauge ride-on railroad in Calvert, Maryland
  • Camp Creek Railroad – Operates live steam locomotives on 3000 feet of 7-1/2″ gauge track in Waverly, Nebraska
  •  Canton, Saint Paul & Pacific Railway – Mile-long 7-1/2″ gauge live steam railroad includes three tunnels, two large timber trestles, several smaller bridges, and offers spectacular views of the Etowah River Valley; Canton, Georgia
  • Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society – Operates a 7-1/2″ gauge railroad in Dayton, Ohio
  • Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad – 7-1/2″ gauge railroad based on the Orange Belt Railway, under construction within Pasco County’s Crews Lake Wilderness Park; Shady Hills, Florida
  •  Chattanooga Society of Model Engineers  – Building the Eagle Point Railroad, a 7-1/2″ gauge railroad on private property in Dunlap, Tennessee
  •  Chesapeake & Allegheny Live Steamers – 3400 feet of 7-1/2″ double-tracked mainline, 1630 feet of 4-3/4″ on the ground, and 1050 feet of elevated 4-3/4″ and 3-1/2″ track in Leakin Park, Baltimore, Maryland
  •  Chippewa Northwestern Railway – Private 1″ scale railroad at the Seward County Historical Society’s Museum in Goehner, Nebraska
  • Chula Vista Live Steamers – 7-1/2″ gauge live steam club in Chula Vista, California
  • Cinder Sniffers – Live steam club operates 7-1/2″, 4-3/4″, and 3-1/2″ gauge trains in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Colorado Live Steamers  – Building a 2.5 mile, 7-1/2″ gauge point-to-point mainline railroad in Byers, Colorado
  •  Damar Southern Railroad – Private 7-1/2″ gauge live steam railroad with detailed photos and information about locomotive and rolling stock construction
  • Deerfield and Roundabout Railway – 7-1/2″ gauge live steam railway operated by the Lake Forest Live Steamers in Illinois
  •  Dells Live Steamers – 7-1/2″ gauge railroad in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  • Denver Garden Railway Society – Operates G, O, and Gauge 1 live steam railways; Denver, Colorado
  •  Dolittle, Seemore, and Nap Railroad – 7-1/2″ gauge railroad with 860 feet of track in Galeton, Pennsylvania
  • Eagle Point Railroad – 7-1/2″ gauge railroad with over 13,000 feet of track covering close to 35 acres of heavily wooded hillsides near the edge of the Cumberland Plateau above Dunlap, Tennessee
  •  Finger Lakes Live Steamers – Operates 7-1/4″, 4-3/4″, and Gauge 1 live steam trains in Marengo, New York
  • Florida Live Steamers – Operates nearly 30 live steam layouts in Florida
  • Folsom Valley Railway – Public train rides on a 12″ gauge live steam railway in Folsom, California
  • Foots Creek & Southern Railroad – Indoor G scale layout, outdoor 2.5″ scale railroad, and many prototype Southern Pacific photos
  •  Frontenac Society of Model Engineers  – Society of enthusiasts sharing an interest in model engineering including the building and operating model steam locomotives, traction engines, hot air engines, steamboats, IC engines, clocks, and workshop equipment; Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Golden Gate Live Steamers – Builds and runs scale model steam locomotives of various gauges in Berkeley, California
  • Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers – Runs locomotives on multi-gauge track located at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Goose Creek Railroad – Privately owned two-foot gauge railroad in Bristol, Virginia
  • Griffith Park & Southern Railroad – Operates the 18.5″ gauge Griffith Park & Southern Railroad and the 16″ gauge Travel Town Railroad in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California
  • Great Lakes Live Steamers – 1/8th scale trains running on 7-1/2″ gauge track; Royal Oak and Southgate, Michigan
  • Hesston Steam Museum – Operates 7-1/2″ and 14″ gauge railroads, steam sawmill, steam crane, and more; Hesston, Indiana
  • Hillcrest & Wahtoke Steam Railroad – 15″ gauge live steam railroad at Hillcrest Tree Farm in Reedley, California
  • Houston Area Live Steamers – Operates 4700 feet of 7-1/2″ gauge mainline track at Zube Park in Hockley, Texas
  • Hudson Central Valley Railroad – 7-1/2″ gauge live steam railroad in Sanger, California
  • Illinois Live Steamers – Operates 6000+ feet of 7-1/2″ gauge track, 5000+ feet of 4-3/4″ track, and approximately 1300 feet of elevated 3.5″ gauge track; Lockport, Illinois
  • Indiana Live Steamers – Live steam club with a 7000 foot 7-1/2″ gauge railroad in Edinburgh, Indiana
  • Iowa Model Steam Engineers – Operates 950 feet of 1-1/2″ scale ground track and 650 feet of 1″ and 3/4″ scale elevated track; Mt Pleasant, Iowa
  • Iron Horse Park – Miniature re-creation of the railway pioneer days in the Canadian West, including 1.5 miles of track, operated by the Alberta Model Engineering Society; Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
  • Irvine Park Railroad – 1/3 scale replica of an 1863 C. P. Huntington locomotive in a miniature park railroad; Orange, California
  • Joshua Tree and Southern Railroad Museum – 7 1/2″ and 15″ live steam railways, G scale, and full-size railcar exhibits in the High Desert near Palm Springs, California
  • Kitsap Live Steamers – 7-1/2″ gauge railroad at South Kitsap Community Park in Port Orchard, Washington
  • Klamath & Western Railroad – 7-1/2″ gauge railroad offers public train rides in Chiloquin, Oregon
  • Lake Shore Live Steamers – 7-1/2″ gauge railroad in Kirtland, Ohio
  • Largo Central Railroad – 7-1/2″ gauge live steam trains run 1.2 miles through landscaped Largo Central Park, Florida
  • Las Vegas Railroad Society – 200 acre live steam miniature railroad park and museum with 7-1/2″ and 15″ gauge trains; Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Little River Miniature Railroad – Private 7-1/2″ gauge railroad in Texas
  • Locomotive Operators of Central Oklahoma – 7-1/2″ gauge live steam railroaders in McLoud, Oklahoma
  • Long Island Live Steamers – Operates 3/4″, 1″, and 1-1/2″ live steam with more than a mile of track in Southaven County Park, Brookhaven, New York
  • Los Angeles Live Steamers – Operates 3-1/2″, 4-3/4″, and 7-1/2″ trains in Los Angeles, California
  • Magic City Line – Miniature train rides at Rothwell Park in Moberly, Missouri
  • Manitoba Live Steamers and Model Engineers – Operates 2-1/2″, 3-1/2″, 4-3/4″, 5″, and 7-1/2″ live steam trains in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Marek Mountain Mining & Railroad – Private freelance railroad with 3-3/4″ scale models on 7-1/2″ gauge track; San Antonio, Texas
  • Maricopa Live Steamers – Club members research and build scale steam locomotives and modern diesels; Phoenix, Arizona
  •  McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park  – Operates the Paradise and Pacific Railroad, a 5/12th scale reproduction of a Colorado narrow gauge railroad; Scottsdale, Arizona
  •  Medford Railroad Park – Live steam train rides, operating HO scale model railroad layout, displays of full size railroad equipment, and a working exhibit of Morse telegraphy; Medford, Oregon
  • Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad – Quarter-scale steam and diesel locomotives power 1.5-mile train rides through the Huron National Forest; Fairview, Michigan
  • Mid-South Live Steamers – Dedicated to the enjoyment of large scale outdoor railroading and steam locomotives, operating over one mile of 1:8 scale railroad in the Maury County Park in Columbia, Tennessee
  • Mill Creek Central Railroad – 7-1/2″ gauge live steam railroad with turntable, 155 foot trestle, and 104 foot tunnel; Coshocton, Ohio
  •  Milwaukee Zoo Safari Train – 15″ gauge railroad operates with coal-fired steam locomotives and diesel locomotives at the zoo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Montreal Live Steamers – Live steam club with numerous gauges in Les Cèdres, Quebec, Canada
  • New Jersey Live Steamers (NJLS) – Runs 7-1/4″, 4-3/4″, and 3-1/2″ gauge live steam trains in the Somerset Hills of New Jersey
  • New Unionville & Western Railroad – Private 1/8th scale model railroad with more than a mile of track in Bloomington, Indiana
  • North East Kansas Railroaders – Operates the half-mile 12″ gauge Atchison & Western Railroad in Atchison, Kansas
  •  North Georgia Live Steamers – Outdoor railroad club formerly operated the 7-1/2″ gauge miniature outdoor railroad at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia
  • North Pacific Coast Railroad – 1600 feet of 7-1/2″ gauge track in Battle Ground, Washington
  •  Northeast Florida Live Steamers – Operates the 7-1/2″ and 2 foot gauge West Tocoi & Bostwick Railroad with nearly two miles of mainline track in Florida
  • Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers – Operates 3-1/2″, 4-3/4″, and 7-1/2″ gauge trains in York Township, Ohio
  • Northview & Frisco Railroad  – 1/5th scale railway recreates the atmosphere of an Ozarks branchline from the late 1930s; Northview, Missouri
  •  Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.  – 15″ gauge live-steam train rides with Engine 901 from Israelite House of David, plus displays of railroad artifacts; Findlay, Ohio
  • Ophir Mines Railway – Private 7-1/2″ gauge railway in Southwest Washington
  •  Orange County Model Engineers – Operates a 7-1/2″ gauge railroad over a 5 mile layout of track at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, California
  • Orland, Newville & Pacific Railroad – 1876 Baldwin 8-18c 4-4-0 on a 15″ gauge 1-mile loop at Glenn County Fairgrounds, Orland, California
  • Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model Engineers – Live steam locomotives in 3-1/2″ to 7-1/4″ gauge; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Pacific Beach & Summit Railroad – Private 7-1/2″ gauge railroad located on South Whidbey Island on 10 acres in Clinton, Washington
  • Pacific Bill & Jamie Railroad (PB&JRR) – 7-1/2″ gauge and G scale railroad under construction
  •  Pacific Northwest Live Steamers  – 1-1/2″ scale, 7-1/2″ gauge live steam, electric, and diesel trains with 3800 feet of track; Molalla, Oregon
  • Pennsylvania Live Steamers – Operates 4-3/4″, 7-1/4″, and Gauge 1 live steam in Graterford, Pennsylvania
  •  Phillipsburg Railroad Historians – Operates a museum and the Centerville & Southwestern miniature railroad in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • Phoenix & Holly Railroad – 15″ gauge diesel railroad at the Flower Farmer in Canby, Oregon
  • Pine Creek & Western Railroad Club – More than a half-mile of 7-1/2″ gauge track at the Illiana Antique Power Association grounds in Rainsville, Indiana
  •  Pioneer Valley Live Steamers  – 3-1/2″, 4-3/4″, and 7-1/4″ gauge live steam railroad in Southwick, Massachusetts
  • Prairie State Railroad Club – 7-1/2″ gauge live steam club in Big Rock, Illinois
  • Pretty Darn Close Railroad – Private 7-1/2″ gauge live steam railroad in Russell Township, Ohio
  •  Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum – Over 60 rolling railway artifacts from GTP, CN, BCR, and CP, plus 7-1/2″ gauge miniature railway; Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
  •  Puget Sound Garden Railway Society – Models multiple scales and live steam in the Pacific Northwest
  •  Quebec Model Railroad Society  – Operates HO, N, and 1-1/2″ scale layouts in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada
  • Railroad Museum of South Florida – Operates live steam and diesel on 1.5 miles of 7-1/2″ gauge track in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Reading Society of Model Engineers – Operates the 15″ gauge Laurel Run Railroad located near Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Redwood Empire Live Steamers – Live steam club and public train rides in Santa Rosa, California
  • Redwood Valley Railway – 5″ scale live steam locomotives operate on 15″ narrow gauge track; Tilden Park, Berkeley, California
  • Richwood Tahoe Railroad – Half-scale live steam railroad offers public train rides in Crestview Hills, Kentucky
  • Rickety Shed Light Railway – The trials and tribulations of a 16mm scale live steam garden railway which all started in a rickety shed
  • Ridge Live Steamers – Operates over 10,000 feet of 7-1/2″ gauge track near Dundee, Florida
  • Riverside & Great Northern Railway – 3-mile round-trip on a 15″ gauge live steam railway in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  • Riverside Live Steamers – 7 1/2″ gauge steam-only club in Riverside, California
  • Riverview & Twin Lakes Railroad – 15″ gauge live steam railroad near Riverton, Wyoming
  •  Rocky Mountain Rails – Outdoor riding model railroad club located in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area, with track gauges 7-1/2″ and 4-3/4″
  • Sacramento Valley Live Steamers Railroad Museum – Operates over 6300 feet of 7-1/2″ and 4-3/4″ gauge track with many sidings, several yards, three wooden trestles, a 40ft truss bridge, and a girder deck bridge; Rancho Cordova, California
  • Sagebrush Short Line Railroad – Privately owned 7-1/2″ gauge railroad located in Ridgecrest, California
  • Sandy Ridge and Clear Lake Railway – 7-1/2″ gauge private railroad near Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Western Railroad – Private 7-1/2″ gauge live steam railroad in Oakhurst, California
  • Scottsdale’s Live Steamers – 7-1/2″ gauge live steam club in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Soggy Bottom Railroad – Private 15″ gauge railroad near Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  • Soggy Sod Railroad – 1300 foot 7-1/2″ gauge railroad in Astoria, Oregon
  •  Sonoma Traintown – 15″ gauge live steam locomotives and diesel replicas pull passenger trains on 1.25 miles of track; Sonoma, California
  • South Coast Railroad Museum at Goleta Depot – Dedicated to the history, technology, and adventure of railroading, especially the Southern Pacific Railroad and its contributions to local history; Goleta, California
  • Southern Allegheny Live Steam Railroad – Proposed 1-1/2″ scale railroad in St. Michael, Pennsylvania
  • Southern California Live Steamers – 7-1/2″ gauge railroad with a 1800 foot mainline; Torrance, California
  • Southwestern Live Steamers – Operates on private 7-1/2″ gauge tracks throughout Texas and Oklahoma
  • Spirit of Traverse City – 1/4-scale 4-4-2 steam locomotive at Clinch Park Zoo and Marina; Traverse City, Michigan
  • St. Croix Railroad – Operates 2-1/2″, 3-1/2″, 4-3/4″, and 7-1/2″ gauge trains in Hudson, Wisconsin
  • St. Louis Live Steamers – Operates 1-1/2″ and 1″ scale trains on 7-1/2″ and 4-3/4″ dual-gauge track; Eureka, Missouri
  • Swanton Pacific Railroad Historical Society  – Operates 1/3 scale 19″ gauge steam railroad equipment built for Pan Pacific International Exposition of 1915 as a people mover; Davenport, California
  •  Tall Pines Scenic Railroad – 15″ gauge railroad with over a mile of track; Berwick, Maine
  • Tiny Town Railroad – 15″ gauge live steam railroad in the village of Tiny Town, Colorado
  • Toy Train Barn – Operating model train layouts in all scales from Z to G, plus the 12″ gauge Argyle & Eastern Railroad; Argyle, Wisconsin
  • Toy Train Depot – 1898 El Paso & North Eastern Railroad Depot Museum holds 8,000 pieces of railroad artifacts from Z scale to 4’8.5″, including operating layouts, hands-on demos, and four M.T.C. 16″ gauge park ride trains that travel three miles through Alameda Park, Alamogordo, New Mexico
  •  Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad – 7-1/2″ gauge live steam railroad in Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, Florida
  • Train Mountain Railroad Museum – Largest 7-1/2″ gauge railroad in the world with over 25 miles of track; Chiloquin, Oregon
  • Triad Live Steamers – Operates live steam on 3500 feet of 7-1/2″ gauge track in Farmington, North Carolina
  • Vancouver Island Model Engineers – Live steam railroad in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Ventura County Live Steamers – Operates 7-1/2″ gauge (mostly 1-1/2″ scale) live steam trains in Fillmore, California
  • Vulcan Forge Short Line Railroad – Private railroad in northeast Ohio operating a 5″ scale Class A Shay
  • Wabash, Frisco, and Pacific Railroad Association – Two-mile 12″ gauge live steam railroad; Glencoe, Missouri
  •  Wales West Light Railway – Authentic 2 foot gauge Welsh steam railway and 7-1/2″ grand scale line at the Train & Garden Lovers Family Park in Silverhill, Alabama
  • Washington County Railroad  – 7-1/2″ gauge railroad club with a special interest in coal fired steam locomotives; Cherryfield, Maine
  • Waushakum Live Steamers – Live steam club with 3/4″, 1″, and 1-1/2″ scales on 16 acres; Holliston, Massachusetts
  • Wenatchee Riverfront Railway & Navigation Association – Operates a 10″ gauge live steam railroad as affiliate of Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Wenatchee, Washington
  • West Coast Railway Heritage Park – Houses authentic railway equipment in various stages of restoration, plus a 7-1/2″ gauge miniature railway; Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
  • White Creek Railroad – 1/8 scale railroad with 5 miles of mainline on 120 acres of private property in Cedar Springs, Michigan
  • Willow Creek Railroad – Building a nearly mile-long 7-1/2″ gauge railroad in Brooks, Oregon
  • Woodinville & Snohomish Railroad – Private 7-1/2″ gauge railroad in Snohomish, Washington
  • Yuma Territory Live Steamers – 7-1/2″ gauge club with 2000 feet of track; Yuma, Arizona