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.
The RLS Fall Meet is just around the corner. Hopefully the temperatures will break by then and we'll have a cooler, clear weekend for the event. There should be plenty of activity around the track so come on out and enjoy the fun. There will also be a Pot Luck dinner on Saturday night.
For pictures from past events, click here.
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.
The Ridge Live Steamers portion of the 2019 Florida Live Steamers Winter Meet was a huge success. The weather was about 10 degrees too warm, but there was plenty of running and lots of trains. There were enough people attending to keep the passenger trains busy from mid-morning until mid-afternoon.
Gauge One saw a lot of activity. The new town of Duncanville received a lot of attention and plenty of positive comments. The structures and work scenes are lighted at night which creates a good looking railroad. The 1 ½ inch railroad was operated in a clockwise direction on Thursday, but Friday morning saw the turnouts set to run the railroad in a counter clockwise direction. The change in direction gave the engineers a different challenge and the steam operators loved the long pull from Bissett to Summit, so the railroad remained in that configuration for the rest of the meet.
A big thank you to all those that helped make this years event a great time and the members of RLS hope to see everyone again next year.
For pictures from the event, click here or visit the Pictures page.
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.
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.
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Last Update: Ocotber 6, 2019
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