Changed July 24, 2014

July 2014 Online CallBoy HERE

Membership Roster HERE

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

2013 GGLS Fall Meet article HERE

GGLS Web Page Updates:

76/13 Classified Ads

06/30 Links of Interest

06/15 Calendar

04/02 Library's Club Documents

04/02 Library's Photos and Videos

Spike and Rail 

by Rich Ratto

New Signal Installed for Switch TO-3

For a larger version, click HERE


Last month a new turnout signal repeater was added below an existing block signal on the inner loop just before the bridge. This new signal displays the same indication of the bridge turnout indicator for switch T-23. The existing block signal face plate was upgraded to the new style and its operation remains unchanged. If you have any comments or questions please contact Steve Vitkovits or Dan Swanson.

LED Cab Lighting Fixtures

By Dan Swanson

A two part article on the use & installation of cab lighting using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).  Part 1 gives a brief overview of LEDs and can be obtained HERE.  Part 2, a 12+ page article dealing with creating & mounting of the lighting fixtures in the cab can be obtained HERE.

Swanton Pacific Open House

Saturday August 2, 2014

8 am for steam up

British Columbia Society of Model Engineers 85th Anniversary Celebration

August 7th-10th, 2014

For a larger version, click HERE

Pacific Northwest Live Steamers

60th Anniversary Open Meet

Invite to GGLS

August 8th-10th, 2014

For a larger version, click HERE

Pacific Northwest Live Steamers

60th Anniversary Open Meet

August 8th-10th, 2014

Registration Document

For the full .pdf document, click HERE

Club Facility Reservation

August 9, by Dave Luther

Reminder:  August club meeting

Sunday August 10, 10 am

High Track Maintenance

August 16 9 am to 1 pm

All are invited to help out!

Please contact Jeremy Coombes


for more information

Triple Expansion Steam Up

August 16 & 17

Fisherman's Wrarf, San Franscisco

Click Here for more information

About Us

Located at 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 the education of 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 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 high track loop consisting of 4.75", 3.5" and 2.5" triple-gauge track.

Members Sammy Tamez, Rich Croll & Rick Zobelein