You have reached the home page of the Ridge Live Steamers, Inc. This website is provided for the benefit of our members, model railroad and live steam enthusiasts. RLS Corporate property is private and visits are by invitation only. Fellow live steamers and those truly interested in the live steam and model railroading hobby are welcome. RLS is a non-profit organization and will work with other non-profit organizations dedicated to further the awareness of our railroad heritage.
RLS is a 7½" gauge railroad that currently has 7,500 feet of mainline with an additional 7,300 feet in sidings and yards. We also have a 180 foot, 3 track loop of elevated Gauge 1 and G-Gauge. Stationary and steam traction engines are also welcome.
Please use the contact information provided on this website if you wish to schedule a visit to Ridge Lines Railroad.
The 2015 elections have been held and the results are in. Please welcome and support our new officers and directors; President: Rollin Patrick, Vice-President: Tim Meyer,
Director: Rich Dobler and Director: Bob Moutray. We would also like to take this time to thank our past president Bruce Rauch and the other officer and directors whose terms
ended this year. Thank you!!
The RLS portion of this year's FLS Winter Meet has come to a close but the memories will last a while longer. We've enjoyed great weather in recent years so this was our year to
deal with overcast skies throughout the meet and rain on Saturday. Even with the less than ideal weather at times there was still a ton of activity everywhere you looked
and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The food truck that we usually use was sold last year so this year was the first time in many years that we didn't have the familiar
big red truck available for lunch. After several unsuccessful attempts to find a replacement, several folks volunteered to cook and serve hot dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork. A big
thank you to all those who volunteered to serve the hungry crowd a delicious lunch each day. The pot-luck dinner on Friday saw a very full pavilion with a variety of tasty foods
and desserts. RLS would like to thank all of our guests and volunteers for making this year's Winter Meet another fun and successful event.
There are a few construction activies around the track these days. The new town of Wixson is springing up at Bowen Branch, new industries on Hay's Hill and a new steaming bay ramp at Forte - Rauch Terminal. For a few pictures, click here.
RLS hosted two card order events in January. For photos from the events use one of the links below or visit the Pictures page.
The Fall Meet has come and gone but the memories carry on. The weather was noticably cooler but still got pretty warm in the afternoons. There were plenty of activities all over the property and trains were running into the evenings. The turn out at the Pot-Luck dinner was smaller than normal but there was plenty of tasty food to go around. Thanks to everyone that made this a great fall meet. For pictures from the meet, click here.
If you missed the last newsletter, it's okay, you won't be left out. You can still catch up on the latest news by reading the newsletter online. RLS is happy to announce that a newsletter section has been added to the site. To read previous issues of the newsletter, click here.
2015 Spring Meet
Next Run Day
Last Update: March 6, 2015
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