GGLS web site updated 

September 22, 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 ( 

September 2019 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:

09/01 Classified Ads

08/07 Links of Interest

07/08 Club documents

02/18 Calendar

02/11 Photos, Videos & Misc


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



Remembrance of Norm Ollerich

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Club Reservation by Walt Ollerich

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

The Maricopa Live Steamers (MLS) will conduct a switching operating session as part of this year's MLS's Fall Meet in Arizona. This information was sent to GGLS since some of your members might be interested in attending the session and doing some switching. Our site should have more information about the meet. Some people will do the switching session and leave. Some won't arrive 'til after the session is over. Some will do both.

The session will be in the form of a mini operations session. This will allow crews without operations experience to learn how to do switching but at a simpler level. It will also give experienced crews a challenge. Our Winterfest operations meet in January is a card order system. The switching session is a switch list system. In simple terms, crews will be given a switch list telling them to take two cars from the yard and spot them at the correct locations on the railroad, to pick up two cars on the railroad at predefined locations and bring them to the yard, and also move a car from a predefined location on the railroad to the correct other location.

The orientation meeting will be Monday, October 28th, at 4 pm. Actual switching will be done between 8 am and 5 pm on Tuesday, October 29th & Wednesday, October 30th.

Peddler freight: a local freight train that switched cars at various privately owned or company sidings. It might take all day just to move a few miles depending on the number of switching moves the crew had to make.

The cars will be MLS cars thus no one need bring any. Some people will use their own engine and crew cars. Some of our members may use MLS engines and cars. We often have people who simply show up and want to serve as a crew member. As much as we are able, we try to get everyone involved that want to be involved. There's no registration for the session but there's a small registration fee for the Meet that gets people a badge.

If there are questions, feel free to contact John Draftz at 602-942-3457 or

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.