You have reached the home page of the Ridge Live Steamers, Inc. This website is provided for the benefit of our members, model railroad and live steam enthusiasts. RLS Corporate property is private and visits are by invitation only. Fellow live steamers and those truly interested in the live steam and model railroading hobby are welcome. RLS is a non-profit organization and will work with other non-profit organizations dedicated to further the awareness of our railroad heritage.
RLS is a 7½" gauge railroad that currently has 7,500 feet of mainline with an additional 7,300 feet in sidings and yards. We also have a 180 foot, 3 track loop of elevated Gauge 1 and G-Gauge. Stationary and steam traction engines are also welcome.
Please use the contact information provided on this website if you wish to schedule a visit to Ridge Lines Railroad.
Thanks to one of our "flying" members, we have some new aerial photos of the property. The new photos have been added to the Aerial collection in the Pictures section of the website. To check out the "Then and Now", click here.
The Florida heat finally broke just in time for the Fall Meet and the rain stayed far away. There was plenty of activity and everyone seemed to have a good time. Saturday saw yet another great Pot-Luck dinner and no one went away hungry. For pictures, click here.
For those that noticed that the track plan posted in the Info section was a little out of date, we have some good news for you. The latest and greatest track plan has been posted. Some of you may notice that the new logging and NE corner track plans have not been included in this update but I assure you that update is in the works and will be posted as soon as it's available. Click here or visit the Info section for a copy of the latest plan.
The first of three Card Order Operating Sessions will be held on Saturday December 7th, starting at 10:00 A.M. Train crews will consist of an engineer, conductor, and brakeman. The passenger train will operate on a schedule and the station agent will ride the passenger train to work the station boxes. If you are planning to attend and operate, please let Rich Dobler know, so an appropriate number of trains can be made up in the yard.
If you have never done this before, please give it a try as we are all learning about the operating sessions. Just show up and we will put together the crews as people come for this first session. We will need the following jobs filled:
Let Rich Dobler know if you will fill any of these jobs. There are about 50 industries on the railroad to switch, so there is plenty of opportunity for all of us to have a fun day at the railroad.
Once again we had great weather for the RLS Spring Meet. We did have some rain but only in the evenings. Activities started early and continued throughout the day and into the evenings. On Saturday there was another tasty and filling Pot-Luck dinner. For pictures from the meet, click here.
The RLS portion of the FLS Winter Meet has come and gone. It was a great four days with lots of activity all over the property. The Ridge Live Steamers would like to thank everyone who made this year's event a success. For pictures from the meet, click here.
If you missed the last newsletter, it's okay, you won't be left out. You can still catch up on the latest news by reading the newsletter online. RLS is happy to announce that a newsletter section has been added to the site. To read previous issues of the newsletter, click here.
If you don't remember the last time your boiler was inspected, now is the time to have it done. ALL boilers not inspected in the past 12 months must be inspected before they will be allowed on the track.
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Last Update: November 15, 2013
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