GGLS web site updated 

September 9, 2019

Membership Roster

To download the roster,

sorted by LAST name,

click HERE

To download the roster,

sorted by FIRST name,

click HERE 

(Note that the document is Password Protected for club member access only and is not to be distributed to non-members; 

Email the Secretary for the password).  

Send any personal membership related changes to Secretary Rich Croll at ( 

August 2019 CallBoy

To download, click 


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:

09/01 Classified Ads

08/07 Links of Interest

07/08 Club documents

02/18 Calendar

02/11 Photos, Videos & Misc


Fall Meet

September 21, 22, 2019

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.

The ORANGE COUNTY MODEL ENGINEERS cordially invite you and your members to the 2019 Fall Meet at the Mackerel Flats & Goat Hill Junction Railroad (MFGHJRR), located in Fairview Park, Costa Mesa, CA., September 27, 28, 29 & 30, 2019.

Our railroad consists of approximately 24,000 feet of 7 ½” gauge track and we allow all locomotives and rolling stock that meet International Brotherhood of Live Steamers standards.

We have a limited number of RV sites, none with hookups and limited tent campsites available on a first come basis. In addition, there are numerous hotels and motels in the area.

For questions regarding the Meet or to register, contact:

Larry Ogle cell: 714 745-6845


We hope to see you in September.

Gary Gorman, President



Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Non-exclusive Reservation by Paul Denham

General Meeting

Sunday, October 13, 2019

10 am


Saturday, October 19, 2019

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 for free (but donations are gratefully accepted) every Sunday from Noon to 3:00 pm, depending on the staffing & weather and our station entrance is located just a bit further and below the Redwood Valley Railroad's passenger 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.