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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** Cancelled **

2020 Spring Meet

** Cancelled **

The 2020 Spring Meet hosted March 26-29, 2020 by Ridge Live Steamers Inc. is being cancelled out of an abundance of caution related to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and in order to adhere to the recent CDC and Federal guidelines. At this time the 2020 Spring Meet is not being rescheduled, once social restrictions have been lifted please join us again during any of our normally scheduled activities. The General Membership Meeting scheduled for 3/28 is cancelled as well. At this time the BOD Meeting scheduled for 3/28 will be held as normally scheduled, I am asking that only the BOD members attend this meeting as only necessary business will be conducted for the transfer of newly elected officers. The next regularly scheduled Run Day is April 25, 2020 and is still an organization sponsored event at this time. The property currently remains open for access by current regular members, visitor should refrain from activities during this time. Please use your discretion while on the property and adhere to “social distancing” as described by local news media. Please keep posted to email and social media for any future updates related to club activities.

Thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time,

Fred R. DeLoach
President Ridge Live Steamers, Inc.

Updated RLS Track and Signal Operations Booklet

The updated RLS Track and Signal Operations booklet has been posted to the Info page. If you run a locomotive on the RLS track, please take a few minutes to become familiar with the updated information.

Updated Track Plan

The updated track plan is now available from the Info/Track Plan page. We've also included downloadable PDF versions in 8x10, 8x14, 11x17 and 24x36. To download, click the appropriate button which will open the PDF in a new tab. Then right-click in the new page and select Save as.

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.

Next Run Day
April 25, 2020

2020 Fall Meet
October 23-25, 2020

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