GGLS web site updated 

July 21, 2018

Membership Roster

To download it, click HERE

(Note that the document is Password Protected for club member access only; 

Email the Secretary or Membership Chairman Rick Zobelein for the password).  

Send any personnel/address changes to Membership Chairman Rick Zobelein

July 2018 Printed CallBoy

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Saving History in Miniature

A wonderful, short 1:59 video by member Jacob Hulbert that he made for school on what GGLS is all about.

To see the video, click HERE 

GGLS Web Page Updates:

05/19 Classified Ads

02/11 Photos, Videos & Misc

12/15 Calendar

10/31 Club documents

12/23 Links of Interest


Club Meeting

Sunday, August 12, 2018

10 am

Fellow Railroaders,

We, the members of the Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers, would like to take this opportunity to invite the members of your organization to our 49th Annual, Summer & Fall Meets at our club, located at 3654 Lester Road, Medina, Ohio, 44256.

We have a 7.5” gauge, folded double oval style, mainline with passing sidings approx. 6100’ long, with a total of more than 11,000’ of track on the ground, not to mention a ¾” & 1” scale elevated line approx. 1100’ long. We have 2 unloading areas, one which is “ramp style” and another with a hydraulic lift / transfer table rated at 2500lbs capacity and 10 large steaming bays with air, water, & electrical service with more planned to come on line soon. We are located in a beautiful, “rails to trails conservancy” park, that is a part of the former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad mainline between Cleveland & Cincinnati, Ohio, and is located in York township, just outside Medina, Ohio .

Our summer meet will be held on Friday, July 13th, Saturday, July 14th, & Sunday, July 15th, 2018 starting at 9 AM.

Our fall meet will be held on Friday, September 7th, Saturday, September 8th, & Sunday, September 9th, 2018 starting at 9 AM.

Vendors are welcome and we can make arrangements for an area for you to have a table(s) to sell items. A donation would be appreciated.

There are a VERY limited number of, FULLY SELF CONTAINED ONLY, camping spaces available, on site on a reservation basis, with reservations being given on a first come, first served basis. Please keep in mind that fully self contained means, a portable generator for power (if you require it), and no dumping of any kind. We do have a limited ability to supply water. There is a full service campground approx. 9 miles away. It is Willow Lake Park, 2400 Substation Road, Medina, Ohio, 44256. Their phone number is 330-225-6580. Their website is

We will be having members staying on the club grounds over night to monitor conditions and keep and eye on any equipment that is allowed to remain on site. We will also be having increased patrol by park rangers and the county sheriff's office.

For more information, questions, or concerns, please go to, or contact: Paul Weiss, Operations officer Phone - 360-633-6378

Email -

USPS - 4907 Fallen Leaf Trail Brunswick, Ohio, 44212

For reservations contact Paul Weiss directly as the website will not be able to assist you.

We look forward to hearing from you, and hope to see you in July and September, and please feel free to spread the word.


W. Paul Weiss

Electronics Technician 1st Class (Submarines)

United States Navy (Retired)

President, Operations Officer, NEOLS

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The Golden Gate Live Steamers will once again hold their Fall Meet at their Tilden Park location for the minature train enthusiast and the Public.

Saturday is reserved for fellow miniature train fan, guests of the club and model engineering enthusiasts.

Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM is the Fall Open House where the Public is allowed closer inspection of the club facility. 

 There will be free train rides, exhibits, weather permitting. Be aware that nearby parking is limited and the Park Police will ticket illegal parking.

Portola Valley & Alpine Special Train Mountain Invite

Sept 29-30, 2018

On this date, PV&A want to invite the Sacramento and Golden Gate Live Steamer members to journey with them to a Train Mountain, Oregon to share the camaraderie and have lots of friendly faces there.

As for lodging, there are some local accommodations around the area if you book early and Train Mountain has a couple of rooms too but some are booked already. There is also a new hotel at the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino in Chiloquin, Oregon which should be open by then. Maleta’s cafe, one mile from Train Mountain also has rooms. Great breakfasts and the pot belly cafe food is good. If you have a tent or RV, there's Walt’s Cozy Campground which has showers.  There is Train Mountain web page that has detailed information on local lodging at:

But be aware that if you want to bring your own train, you must be a Train Mountain member in order to run it.  This is easily done through their website at

Join us to ride on one of the members trains or join us just for some great fun.

Contact PV&A member Russ Sonnenschein ( for more information.

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About Us

Located in Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, California, the Golden Gate Live Steamers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum whose mission is to operate a miniature live steam railroad, to teach, inform & promote model engineering craftsmanship for the benefit of our members and to educate the public on what live steaming & model engineering is all about.

Our club facilities include about 5,000 feet of 7.5", 2,000 feet of 4.75" dual-gauge ground level track and a 1,100 ft High Track loop consisting of 4.75", 3.5" and 2.5" triple-gauge track.

Members Sammy Tamez, Rich Croll & Rick Zobelein running on the 7.5" gauge inner loop

We run a train carrying the Public free (but donations gratefully accepted) every Sunday from Noon to 3:00 pm, depending on the staffing & weather, and our station entrance is located just further and below the Redwood Valley Railroad's loading station.


If you have an interest in railroading, live steaming, home shop machining or model engineering, we would love to welcome you to our club.  Please feel free to come to any of our monthly club meetings and introduce yourself.  Our club meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of each month starting at 10 am but please check our club calendar for the actual dates.