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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2017 Winter Meet

The RLS portion of the 2017 FLS Winter Meet is now in the history books. The meet got off to a little bit of a wet start but the weather soon cleared and we had another great event. There were plenty of trains of all sorts, shapes and sizes with several large steam engines this year. There was plenty of activity on the tracks, in the yards, on the Gauge 1/G Guage track and the pavilion. Lunch was available each day thanks to the hard work of all the chefs and servers in the RLS Dining Car (A.K.A pavilion kitchen). The Pot Luck dinner was held Friday evening with tasty food and plenty of desserts and the annual FLS banquet was held Saturday evening. RLS would like to thank all of the visitors, members and vendors who made this event possible and successful and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

For pictures from the event click here.






NE Florida Live Steamers February 1-5, 2017
Big Boots & Western February 6-12, 2017
Largo Central February 10-13, 2017
Manatee Central February 17-19, 2017
Ridge Live Steamers February 23-26, 2017
Central Pasco and Gulf February 26-March 5, 2017
NE Florida Live Steamers March 9-12, 2017
Sebring System Railroad March 17-19, 2017




2016 Fall Meet

This weekend (October 21-23) is the RLS Fall Meet. They're calling for cooler weather so come on out and enjoy a weekend of running trains. There will be a Pot Luck dinner on Saturday at 6PM so bring a dish to share. For pictures from last years event click here.





2016 Spring Meet

The Ridge Live Steamers held their Spring Meet the weekend of March 25-27, 2016. For pictures from this years event click here.





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.





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.




2017 Spring Meet
March 24-26, 2017




Next Run Day
April 22, 2017



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