About RLS

Would you like to visit? Saturday mornings are generally the best time, and the 4th Saturday of each month is our “Run Day” when the most trains will be out. You can find us at 7760 N Scenic Highway, Lake Wales, FL 33898

Ridge Live Steamers is a 7½” gauge railroad, built to the IBLS Standards, that currently has over 14,800 feet of track (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.

There is currently 800 feet of dedicated storage track plus multiple storage buildings.

The 21 elevated steaming bays are equipped with water, air and electric. The combination lift/transfer table will handle equipment with a wheel-base up to 13 feet 5 inches but we can handle one piece of equipment with a total length of 20 feet.

All main line switches are #8 with a minimum main line radius of 65 feet. All equipment that conforms to IBLS standards for wheel gage and contour are welcome.

Need more info? Drop us an email to info@ridgelivesteamers.org or you may leave us a message at 863-222-4045.

Need to send us snail-mail? Please use our postal address of Ridge Live Steamers, P.O. Box 1118, Dundee, FL 33838

Board of Directors

President: Tim Meyer

Immediate Past President: Fred Deloach

Vice President: Jim Kovalsky

Secretary: Randy Nothdorf

Treasurer: Adam Yurkanin

Directors: John Forte, Mikey Starck, Dave Longcore, Bruce Rauch, Rich Clemons, Jesse Perkins, Jr.