GGLS web site updated 

June 20, 2017

Membership Roster

To download it, click HERE

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

call the Secretary or Rick Zobelein for the password).  

Send any personel changes to Membership Chairman Rick Zobelein

June 2017 Printed CallBoy

To download, click HERE 

2016 Fall Meet Report

To download, click HERE 

2016 Spring Meet Video

By Bruce Anderson

To view Bruce's YouTube video,

click HERE 

Saving History in Miniature

A wonderful, short 1:59 video by new

member Jacob Hulbert that he made for school on what GGLS is all about.

To see the video, click HERE 

GGLS Web Page Updates:

04/20 Calendar

01/05 Club documents

12/23 Links of Interest

11/17 Classified Ads

PV&A Invitational Meet

with GGLS & SVLS

Saturday, Sunday, June 24, 25, 2017

Here is some basic info from PV&A's Bob Silverman.  All questions or replies need to be directed towards the ggls club secretary who will be the intermediary between GGLS and PV&A.

Run dates/hours:

Saturday 06/24 8:00 - 9:00. The night run has not yet been confirmed with the ranch management team.

Sunday 06/25 9:00 - 4:00.


BBQ Saturday 06/24 ~12:00 ~$6

The BBQ will be available for your use on Sunday.


I must know about all planned RV stays in advance.


I will need a spreadsheet of all planned guests 1 week ahead of your visit.  If you think someone will come, add them to the spreadsheet.  If someone is not on the spreadsheet, they may not be admitted.  Contact the secretary with this information.

Tank Tour:

There is the option of a tank tour on 06/24 1:30-3:30 for $20.  So far, I have not received enough interest/commitment to make this happen.  I need to hear from you if your members want this happen by 05/31 again by contacting the secretary.

Unloading trains:

Unloading of trains on Friday will be possible from 15:00 - 20:00.  Please let the secretary know who plans to arrive on Friday and provide me with a cell phone number.  Monday departures may possible but Bob need to know about these ahead of time from the secretary.

Driving directions can be obtained from the secretary.

Steam train fuel restrictions:

Currently none but, we will gauge the weather and dryness around the time of the meet.

Registration and waivers:

All guests will be asked to sign-in and submit a completed waiver upon arrival.  I have attached a waiver.  It will be much faster if people bring completed and signed waivers to the registration desk before you head out on the tracks.  You must complete a new waiver even if you have signed one at some time in the past.


We are expecting lots of people.  We will ask those who are able to walk to park uphill to leave room around the station for those less able to walk.


All trailers and big pickups must be parked uphill away from the station to allow room for guests.

PV&A RR Construction tours:

We will have PV&RR members available to walk people through our shop and current construction project.  Just ask!

Please relay any questions to your secretary which will be forwarded to us.



Club Reserved

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lou Bradas Memorial Run


Club Meeting

Sunday, July 9, 2017

10 am

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 & promote model engineering craftsmanship for the benefit of our members and to educate the public on what live steaming & model engineering is all about. 

We run a train carrying the public 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.

Our club facilities include 7.5", 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