GGLS web site updated 

September 9, 2018

Membership Roster

To download it, click HERE

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

Email the Secretary for the password).  

Send any personnel/address changes

currently  to Secretary Rich Croll at ( 

August 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:

08/22 Classified Ads

02/11 Photos, Videos & Misc

12/15 Calendar

10/31 Club documents

12/23 Links of Interest


Club Reserved

Saturday, September 15, 2018

By John Smith

The Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers have sent an announcement with details on their 2018 Meets.

To download a copy of this announcement,

click Here 

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 9 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.

To download a copy of this announcement poster, click Here 

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.

To download a copy of this announcement

click Here 

The Orange County Model Engineers is having their Fall Meet on September 28, 29 & 30, 2018.

To download a copy of this announcement

with more information, click Here 

Club Meeting

Sunday, October 14, 2018

10 am

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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.