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Welcome to the

RAILROAD & PRESERVATION GROUP INDEX

FEATURED STEAM PRESERVATION GROUPS

IRM Steam Team

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

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Visit the Steam Team at the Illinois Railway Museum to stay updated on their latest restoration efforts.  

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

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Visit the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society for current information on Nickel Plate Road no. 765. 

The Steam Railroading Institute

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

The Steam Railroading Institute

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 Visit The Steam Railroading Institute for the latest information on Pere Marquette no. 1225 

Fire Up 611

Kentucky Rail Heritage Center

The Steam Railroading Institute

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Visit Fire Up 611 for the latest information on N&W J Class Northern no. 611

Kentucky Rail Heritage Center

Kentucky Rail Heritage Center

Kentucky Rail Heritage Center

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Visit the for the latest updates in the restoration effort of  C&O no. 2716

PRR T1 Trust

Kentucky Rail Heritage Center

Kentucky Rail Heritage Center

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The T1 Trust is constructing PRR T1 5550.  Visit them for the latest updates in the build. 

Union Pacific Steam

The Tennessee Valley Railroad

The Tennessee Valley Railroad

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Union Pacific's steam legacy continues today with the preservation and operation of its historic fleet – No. 844, No. 4014 and No. 3985.

The Tennessee Valley Railroad

The Tennessee Valley Railroad

The Tennessee Valley Railroad

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The Tennessee Valley Railroad has been described as a moving museum, offering an interactive, historical experience that will add an extra dimension to your visit to Chattanooga’s popular attractions. 

Strasburg Rail Road

The Tennessee Valley Railroad

Strasburg Rail Road

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Strasburg Rail Road – A Full Steam Adventure

Friends of the 261

Steam Locomotive Heritage Association

Strasburg Rail Road

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Railroading Heritage of Midwest America operates and maintains Milwaukee Road Northern #261.

Steam Locomotive Heritage Association

Steam Locomotive Heritage Association

Steam Locomotive Heritage Association

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The Steam Locomotive Heritage Association, based in Hartford, Wisconsin, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to reconstruct, maintain and display steam locomotives and associated historic railroad equipment for educational purposes

Friends of the SP 4449

Steam Locomotive Heritage Association

Steam Locomotive Heritage Association

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A non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, maintenance, and operation of the former Southern Pacific steam locomotive based in Portland, Oregon.

FEATURED LIVE STEAM & GRAND SCALE RAILROADS

The White Creek Railroad

The White Creek Railroad

The White Creek Railroad

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 Visit the online home of the White Creek Railroad—the Mid-West’s premire, private, live steam railroad.  

Train Mountain

The White Creek Railroad

The White Creek Railroad

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 Train Mountain is the world's longest miniature railroad with over 36 miles of 7.5" gauge track on 2200 acres near Chiloquin, Oregon. 

Hesston Steam Museum

The White Creek Railroad

Mill Creek Central Railroad

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 Three different railroads for your family to ride and huge machines working hard to enlighten and educate your family. 

Mill Creek Central Railroad

The Riverside & Great Northern Railway

Mill Creek Central Railroad

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The Mill Creek Central is an impressive, privately owned 7.5” gauge railroad in Ohio. 

The Riverside & Great Northern Railway

The Riverside & Great Northern Railway

The Riverside & Great Northern Railway

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The R&GN is a 15-inch gauge railroad living museum offering fun for young and old. Ride live steam trains along a 3 mile roadbed winding through scenic canyons, beautiful wooded areas, and majestic rock cuts beside the Dells of the Wisconsin River.

The Whiskey River Railroad

The Riverside & Great Northern Railway

The Riverside & Great Northern Railway

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Little Amerricka features twenty-six rides and attractions including the classic 1950's Wooden Roller Coaster The Meteor. This unique park also features the 16” gauge, Whiskey River Railroad which is home to four beautiful grand scale steam locomotives. 

Live Steam Railroads By State

ALABAMA

Tannehill Miniature Railway

 A fun attraction for the kids (from toddlers to great grandparents) is a miniature railway that runs from the main camping area to the trade day area over a mile-long track.   

Wales West RV Park and Light Railway

WALES West operates two different size trains— narrow gauge (2' between the tracks), and grand scale (7.5" between tracks). Both are big enough for even a grown-up to ride. 

ALASKA

Alaska Live Steamers, Inc.

Alaska Live Steamers is a 501C-3 nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and education of railroad history.  

ARIZONA

Maricopa LIve Steamers

The Maricopa Live Steamers Railroad Heritage Preservation Society is a club for people who enjoy preserving the heritage of railroading. 

Arizona & Pacific Railroad

 The Arizona and Pacific Railroad is a project of John Sayre (with help from my brother David) located in Peoria, Arizona a rapidly growing suburb northwest of Phoenix. The current line consists of approximately 700 feet of mainline and over 1000 feet of sidetracks that travel among fruit trees and gardens and past our brick observation patios.  

Double K Bed and Breakfast

A very special Bed and Breakfast Homestay in the foothills of the Santa Catalina mountains in Tucson, Arizona. If you're looking for a peaceful retreat that appeals to Railroad enthusiasts, bird watchers, hikers, and cyclists just to name a few--then you've found the perfect B&B Inn Homestay lodging in Tucson, Arizona. 

Freestone Railroad

 Ride the rails, catch a 'desert wave' on the waterless Wave Runner. Pick your favorite pony from dozens on the beautiful antique carousel. Finish up with a ride on the mini Ferris Wheel, the perfect spot to look back on a day of fun! There's even fun food, at family-friendly prices.  

Flagstaff, Coconino & Western Railroad

A Private 2 1/2" Scale and 1" scale Live Steam Railroad in the High Country of Arizona.  

Gadsden Pacific Railroad

  The GADSDEN-PACIFIC TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM, LTD. (GPDTTOM) is a charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to the advancement of model railroading by the collection and operation of toy and model trains and railroad memorabilia. The organization also serves to preserve prototype railroad history by sponsoring railroading related activities and events.  

McCormick/Stillman RR Park

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is operated by the city of Scottsdale’s Parks & Recreation Department. Take a ride on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad.  

Redlake Junction Railroad

Scottsdale Live Steamers

Scottsdale Live Steamers is a fun and exciting club and the club members really enjoy it. We give rides on Sundays from noon to 5pm. 

United Verde and Pacific Railroad

A 7.5" gauge private railroad being constructed in Prescott Valley. 

Yuma Territory Live Steamers

The Yuma Territory Live Steamers is a 1/8 scale railroad club. We now have 3000 feet of track in Riverside Park and plan to expand to about 7000 feet.

California

B.A.D. Great Northern Railway

A private 15" Inch Gauge Live Steam & Electric Railroad

Balboa Park Miniature Train

The Balboa Park Miniature Train is operated by the San Diego Zoo. The train pulls out of the station for 3-minute rides around a portion of Balboa Park. The train station is located outside the Zoo’s exit. 

Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad

The Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1968. Both the railroad and W.E. “Bill” Mason Carousel exist as a legacy of Billy Jones and as a means to preserve history and entertain the public. All proceeds and donations go to perpetuating the railroad and carousel, as well as maintaining our ability to provide historical and entertaining recreation for persons of all ages.  

Bitter Creek Western Live Steam Railroad

The Bitter Creek Western Railroad (BCWRR) is a privately owned 7.5-inch gauge railroad operated for the benefit of children of all ages who enjoy playing trains.

Carolwood Pacific Railroad

The Carolwood Society is dedicated to preserving the personal railroad legacy of Walt Disney. 

Chula Vista Live Steamers, Inc.

We are a group of ordinary people interested in building, operating and maintaining trains. But "Live Steam" is more than just trains. 

El Dorado Express

We are a family owned train ride.

Emerald Hills Railway

Our railroad is a 12 inch gauge "Carnival Style Train" built in the 1950's. It runs around our home.  We enjoy sharing it with the community, usually on holidays.

Folsom Valley Railway

Folsom Valley Railway has been in continuous operation since 1970.  It is the only 12 inch gauge railroad remaining in the United States, and only one of seven miniature scale replica steam-powered railroads in public operation.

Glenwood South Park & Pacific

The GSP&P railway is located in Northern California. The first track was laid in 1960 for a one cylinder, vertical boilered locomotive known as the "#1". The #1 has been joined on the power roster by mogul #5 and Shay #7. The #5 and #7 are built to "5" to the foot" scale to simulate 36" narrow gauge railroading. 

Golden Gate Live Steamers

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. 

Travel Town Museum

Travel Town was dedicated on December 14, 1952. The concept of a combined transportation museum and recreation center blossomed, and wishes for donations were generously fulfilled. In 1965, Travel Town's exhibits were re-grouped, and the park re-dedicated. 

California

Hillcrest & Wahtoke Steam Railroad

Come enjoy a 15 minute tour of the farm on an exquisite half scale LIVE STEAM  narrow gauge railroad for only $4.00 per person, age 2 and up.  Also enjoy children’s play areas, trails & picnic areas. Snacks and drinks available, Hot food on weekends seasonally.  

Hudson Central Valley Railroad

THE HCVRR IS LOCATED IN SANGER, CALIFORNIA, JUST EAST OF FRESNO. AS OF DECEMBER 2001 WE HAVE 900 FEET OF TRACK ON THE GROUND INCLUDING A 100 FOOT SPUR INTO THE SHOP

Irvine Park Railroad

Irvine Park Railroad is a 1/3 scale train that takes both children and adults on a ride through beautiful and historic Irvine Regional Park. Located in the foothills of Orange, Irvine Park Railroad is open seven days a week (weather permitting).  

Joshua Tree and Southern Railroad

The Joshua Tree and Southern Railroad Museum is a California Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization.  

Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum

The Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum (LALSRM) was founded in 1956. It was started by train enthusiasts for the purpose of educating people in railroad history and lore and also to further the avocation of live steam, gas-mechanical and electronic railroad technology.  

Orange County Model Engineers

Welcome to OCME.   We are a non-profit 501(c) tax deductible organization that operates a 7 1/2" gauge railroad at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, California.   Officially known as, Mackerel Flats and Goat Hill Junction Railroad, the club was founded in 1988 by a group of local railroad buffs.   Currently there is over 5 miles of actual track winding through the park. A variety of trains run on the track and represent 1 1/2", 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" scale equipment.

Orland Newville & Pacific Railroad

The Orland Newville & Pacific Railroad is a 15" gauge railroad built to a scale of 5" to the foot. We are located in Orland, CA on the Glenn County Fairgrounds located on East Yolo Street. As of 2010, we have been operating at the same location for 17 years!  

Pacific Bill & Jamie Railroad

Welcome to the Pacific Bill & Jamie Railroad, "The PB&J"! Our new location, the Oak Way Division, is located just outside of Arroyo Grande, CA and is G-scale only (terrain is too rugged for 7.5 inch).  

Portola Valley & Alpine Railroad

Located on private land in Portola Valley, California this 7.5" gauge layout is a very scenic live steam railroad with over one mile of track around a lake and through a tunnel leading up along a ridge to a balloon loop with two alternative returns.  

Riverside Live Steamers

RLS is pleased to offer thousands of people an opportunity to see, hear, and smell what steam locomotion is all about.  

Sacramento Valley Live Steamers Railroad Museum

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! 

Sonoma Train Town Railroad

After 60 years of careful evolution, by plowing back all proceeds into its upkeep and development, TrainTown is one of the finest garden-estate railways in the world. 

South Coast Railroad Museum at the Historic Goleta Depot

The South Coast Railroad Museum in Goleta, California, focuses on the history, technology, and adventure of railroading. Special emphasis is placed on the railroad’s contributions to local history, on the Southern Pacific Railroad, and on the key historical role of the railroad depot in rural community life across America.  

Southern California Live Steamers

 

Southern California Live Steamers, Inc. operates as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization under IRS rules and is a registered California non-profit corporation. All of the income for the operation of SCLS is derived by donations from its members, passengers and corporate sponsors, and thru fundraisers.  

Swanton Pacific Railroad

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.   

COLORADO

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Colorado Live Steamers

We are an adult miniature outdoor railroad organization, comprised of people interested in all aspects of railroading, but especially in building and operating large scale model steam locomotives (including electric and internal combustion powered equipment). We have two different gauges of track; 7 ½" and 4 ¾" track laid at ground level.  

Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad

The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad is a 7 1/2" gauge railroad located in the beautiful South Park area west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The railroad is currently under construction with a planned mainline of over 8,000 ft of track.  

Rocky Mountain Rails

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.  

Tiny Town Railroad and Village

It’s just a short drive west of Denver into the foothills to spend the day among our kid-sized buildings, riding the train, enjoying the fresh air while the kids frolic on the playground, and then relaxing with your picnic lunch or something from our snack bar while the sound of the breeze in the tall pines washes your stress away.