Changed May 24, 2016

Membership Roster

To download, click HERE

(Password Protected for club member access only).  Send any changes to Membership Chairman Rick Zobelein

80th Anniversary Celebration

Registration Form

To download a printable copy of this registration form, please click HERE

May 2016 Printed CallBoy HERE

2015 Fall Meet Photos

Click HERE

Saving History in Miniature

A wonderful, short 1:59 video by new

member Jacob Hulbert that he made for school on what GGLS is all about.

To see the video, click HERE

GGLS Web Page Updates:

04/26 Classified Ads

04/12 Club Documents

03/13 Calendar

Los Angeles Live Steamers

Spring Meet

May 28-29 2016

Swap /Pot Luck/Run Day/Meeting

Sunday June 5, 2016

10:00 am


On Sunday, June 5th, we are having a Swap Meet/Pot luck/Run Day at GGLS after our usual monthly club meeting.

Bring all your old junk that you want to sell, trade or give away and the following items will be sold by silent auction by Richard Croll (Equipment Chairman):

7 ½” gauge flatcar with bench and backrest. Car is 7’ long and has Winton plain bearing trucks. Car has operating coupler on one end and draw bar on other end. Starting bid $200.

Pair of 7 ½” gauge Winton plain bearing freight car trucks. Starting bid $100.

4 wood benches off of club work flat cars. They range in length from 68” to 72” long and will be sold individually. No Staring bid.

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2 pairs of used operating 1 ½” scale couplers and will be sold as pairs. Starting bid $25/pair.

Bid Sheets will be put out in the GGLS clubhouse next week and bidding will end at 1:00PM Sunday June 5th. Rich Croll ( will accept bids by phone or email if members are unable to attend the swap meet.  

Also the club is going to supply the meat & buns for the pot luck and we encourage everyone to bring a dish that serves about 4 people. A sign up sheet will be set up in the clubhouse where members can bring write down what they are bringing. You could also email me if you plan to bring a dish.

We welcome you all to bring family & friends and enjoy a magnificent day of trains, food and swap haggling.

Hope to see you all there,

Christopher Smith

GGLS Secretary


Golden Gate Live Steamers

Spring Meet & Open House

Saturday June 25, from 10 am to 4 pm, is reserved for guests, live steam enthusiasts and those with serious interest in learning more.

Sunday June 26, from 11 am to 3 pm, is our Open House for the Public to get a closer look at the club premises and get a free ride on our Public Train.

This is the new face plate for the new emergency warning light created by Dan Swanson.

Dan has also created a few second length video of this light operating.   Be aware that the video is  about 11 megs and will take a few seconds to down load.

If you would like to view this video, click 


About Us

Located in Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, the Golden Gate Live Steamers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum whose mission is to operate a large scale miniature railroad, to teach & promote craftsmanship in model engineering for the benefit of our members and to educate the public on what we are all about. 

We run a train carrying the public every Sunday from Noon To 3:00 pm depending on the staffing & weather and our station entrance is located just further and below the Redwood Valley Railroad's loading station.  

If you have an interest in railroading, live steaming, home shop machining or model engineering, we would love to welcome you to our club.  Please feel free to come to any of our monthly club meetings and introduce yourself.  Our club meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of each month starting at 10 am but please check our club calendar for the actual dates.

Our club facilities include 7.5", 4.75" dual-gauge ground level track and a 1,100 ft high track loop consisting of 4.75", 3.5" and 2.5" triple-gauge track.

Members Sammy Tamez, Rich Croll & Rick Zobelein running on the 7.5" gauge inner loop