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.




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Big Boots & Western February 1-13, 2016
Northeast Florida Live Steamers February 4-7, 2016
Largo Central February 12-17, 2016
Manatee Central February 17-24, 2016
Ridge Live Steamers February 25-28, 2016
Central Pasco and Gulf February 28 - March 6, 2016
Sebring System Railroad March 10-13, 2016




Updated Track Plan

The RLS track plan in the Info section has been updated. Click here or visit the Info section to get your copy of the latest track plan.





Boiler Inspections

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.





2015 Fall Meet

For pictures from the meet, click here.





2015 Spring Meet

RLS would like to thank all of our guests and volunteers for making this year's Spring Meet another fun and successful event.

For pictures from the meet, click here.





2015 Winter Meet

The RLS portion of this year's FLS Winter Meet has come to a close but the memories will last a while longer. We've enjoyed great weather in recent years so this was our year to deal with overcast skies throughout the meet and rain on Saturday. Even with the less than ideal weather at times there was still a ton of activity everywhere you looked and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The food truck that we usually use was sold last year so this year was the first time in many years that we didn't have the familiar big red truck available for lunch. After several unsuccessful attempts to find a replacement, several folks volunteered to cook and serve hot dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork. A big thank you to all those who volunteered to serve the hungry crowd a delicious lunch each day. The pot-luck dinner on Friday saw a very full pavilion with a variety of tasty foods and desserts. RLS would like to thank all of our guests and volunteers for making this year's Winter Meet another fun and successful event.

For pictures from the meet, click here.





Did you miss the last newsletter?

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.




2016 Winter Meet
February 25-28, 2016




Next Run Day
April 23, 2016






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