GGLS web site updated 

July 26, 2020

Membership Roster

To download the roster,

sorted by LAST name,

click HERE

To download the roster,

sorted by FIRST name,

click HERE 

Note that the document is Password Protected for club member access only and is not to be distributed to non-members;  Email the Secretary for the password.  

Rich Croll, the keeper of the membership roster files, has updated the membership roster files, both sorted by first name and last name. He apologizes for the long time between updates and hopes it meets with the member's approval. He asks that all members review both membership rosters for correctness at your earliest convenience.

If you find that your membership roster information is outdated or incorrect, please send any changes to Secretary Rich Croll at ( 

July 2020 CallBoy

To download, click 


Saving History in Miniature

A wonderful, short 1:59 video by member Jacob Hulbert that he made for school on what GGLS is all about.

To see the video, click HERE 

General Meeting Announcement


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and mandates from Federal, State and County

the Golden Gate Live Steamer facility is closed until futher notice for club meetings, gathering by members and Public Train operations.

We are sadden by this state of affairs but hope to resume when the mandates put in place by the authorities are lifted.  We hope you will bear with us during this stressful time and may all of you be safe.

GGLS Fall Meet Cancellation Announcement


It has been officially announced that the GGLS Fall Meet that was slated for October 3, 4, 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A flyer received from PennState, Altoona for the nation's first and only 4-year Bachelor's of Science in Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE). 

In this program, students gain the in-depth engineering and mathematics education required to meet the challenges facing today's railroad industry. 

Go to to get more information about this career program for the budding railroad engineer.

About Us

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

Our club facilities include about 5,000 feet of 7.5", 2,000 feet of 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 outer & inner loops

We run a train carrying the Public for free (but donations are gratefully accepted) every Sunday from Noon to 3:00 pm, depending on the staffing, weather and permission from the authorities.  Our station entrance is located just a bit further and below the Redwood Valley Railroad's passenger 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.