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Kelly On Crenshaw
By Harold Hueler
Over the Bridge
By Charlie Giordano
The Gang
By Harold Hueler

Welcome to the
Southern California Live
Steamers Miniature Railroad

Southern California Live Steamers Miniature Railroad
Random Railroad Quotes, Quips, Trivia, Laws:
Harry said, "Did you know that the bread is mother of the Steam Engine?" "No," his friend Sam said, "Are you sure?" "Yes," Harry said, "You see the Steam Engine is an invention, and Bread is a necessity, right? Now since necessity is the Mother of Invention, therefore Bread must be the Mother of the Steam Engine.  Anon  -    

"Ride the Wilson Park Trains"

Spring Meet
By Harold Hueler
Eustis Forney
By Tom Downing
Tom and Bob Under Steam
By Phillip Cohen

Next Public Ride Day :

Sunday - August 3rd, 2014

From 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.


Free train rides:

The 1st Sunday of each month, from
11:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.


The 3rd Saturday of each month, from
12:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M.

**With our most recent track addition "The Downing Diamond of Death" (Figure Eight) combined with our "Crenshaw Line" rides can take between 20-25 minutes. 

*** The Scouting Corner ***

Thank you to Mark Lemke and the scouts of Troop 586 for donating and installing the sprinkler system and sod in front of our station. It looks great!
This was part of Mark's Eagle Scout Community Service Project.

Click HERE to view Mark's project



A big thank you to John Finlayson of Troop 873 for donating and installing our beautiful new flag pole as part of his Eagle Scout community service project!

 Thank you to Conrad Pace and the members of BSA Troop 134 of Palos Verdes for all of the work done as part of Conrad's Eagle Scout Service Project.
Click HERE to see!

Are you a future Eagle Scout?
Do you need to complete your
Eagle Scout Service Project?
Click HERE to see how we can help you!


Thank you to the scouts of BSA Troop 586
for conducting the flag raising ceremony at the start of our July 7th public run.
Click HERE for photo

If your scout troop is interested in supplying a colorguard to participate in our flag raising ceremonies on either the
first Sunday or 3rd Saturday run days,
please contact us for scheduling information.


Thank you Robinson Helicopter Company!"  We hope you had a great time with us on Saturday, September 21, 2013!  See you again next year! 


A big THANKS to the "DONUT DEN" 

(4257 P.C.H., Torrance)

who have donated hundreds of donuts since 2011!



WOW!  It is Done!

Thank you for all of your donations!

Catalina Pacific Ready Mix-Charles Johnson Roofing Inc.-Crenshaw Lumber Co.-Harbor Industrial Corp.-Robinson Helicopters Co.-Pacific Supply-R.B.H. Insulation-The Donut Den



S.C.L.S. "T-Shirts" check for your size at the station store we now have pink and blue childrens T shirts in stock


"Limited edition" S.C.L.S. 25th year at Wilson Park commemorative poster, your gift for donations of $20 or more. (20"x30") color photo paper, numbered (1-500), and signed by the artist "Scott Graham". 

Available at the station or you can order by simply mailing a check or money order (To: "S.C.L.S.") to our PO box. (please include an additional $6.00 for shipping) 

            THANK YOU!   



Ask about special "Party Train Rides" at our "TRAIN STATION!", on our public run days!

(Donations are always welcome)

or your generous  donation! 

Wilson Park
South East Corner of the park

S.C.L.S., Inc.
P.O. Box 3969

Torrance, CA 90510

HERE for driving directions


Next Club Meeting:

Saturday August 16th, 2014 - 10:30 A.M.

-General Club Business Meeting at the S.C.L.S.  track

- Live-Scan/Background (If not done within 90 days of annual renewal, do not come to the track until they are done)  



Special Announcements :


Congratulations to Chuck and Faith Cataldo, celebrating their 67th anniversary and counting, long- time "Friends of S.C.L.S."


                   We almost did it again!

We took 2nd Place in the 2010
Bitter Creek Western web site competition!!!

The Southern California Live Steamers
web site won the
Discover Live Steam / Bitter Creek Western Railroad
2009 Web Excellence Award

DLS/BCWRR Web Excellence Award 2009


Thank you all for your support and contributions to the web site. We could not have done it without all of your photos, articles and help in keeping the site updated. 

**Total Passengers carried:  446,696 **

*Total passengers for 2014   11,644*

***Our 400,000th passenger was,
Graden Easthham of Torrance, CA 07/01/12***     ***********************************************


From the Archives!

SCLS Visits the
Orange County Model Engineers
Meet 2009

Click HERE for Story and Video

Riverside Live Steamers Fall Meet 2008
Click HERE for Story and Video

Take the S.C.L.S. Poll
Visiting Other Club Meets
When visiting other live steam club meets do you...
  Spend the night in a nearby hotel/motel
  Spend the night with local friends or family if available
  Stay in my RV at the live steam club facility
  Camp at the live steam club in a tent
  I never stay overnight at live steam events

Current Torrance Weather Conditions

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314676 Visitors
Check out this old video from 1987 when the Southern California Live Steamers first started at Wilson Park in Torrance on the city's 75th anniversary..

The FireDoor is BACK!
Check out the new format!
See what great things we did last year.
Click HERE to view the latest issue.
More issues to come.

View our new
Live Steam Locomotive Registery
List your locomotive, find long lost friends and equipment.
Click HERE

New Live Steam Live Chat!

Talk with other live steamers around the world
in real time. Click HERE

View the SCLS promotional video
Courtesy of Story Tunes

Aerial View of Southern California Live Steamers


Latest 5 Live Steam Railroading Articles

Kaipo Fitisemanu's Eagle Scout Project
Uploaded 6/11/2014 1:12:05 PM
by Phillip Cohen

Early Years 9 - Found Artifacts
Uploaded 12/26/2013 2:18:14 PM
by Phillip Cohen

10th Annual Field Day 1952
Uploaded 11/20/2013 2:15:24 PM
by IBLS Web Site

Mark Lemke's Eagle Scout Project
Uploaded 11/12/2013 4:02:47 PM
by Phillip Cohen

An Interesting Story
Uploaded 10/21/2013 8:08:15 PM
by Phillip Cohen

View all Live Steam Railroading Articles


New Video - SCLS on Spotlight Torrance
Video courtesy Torrance CitiCABLE 3


New Video - SCLS on Torrance Tales!
Watch The Video below.
The video may take a moment to start, please be patient.


Special 25th Anniversary S.C.L.S. Poster
Donate and recieve this special, signed, limited edition high quality poster as a gift. Large 20" x 30" printed on high quality luster finished photographic paper, not a cheap color copy. Numbered and signed by the artist.

Pickup or Shipping

Help Help Help

Help SCLS upgrade our passenger cars.
Click HERE for details!

Roll Models our Preferred Car Supplier

Roll Models an SCLS preferred supplier

Sign Our Guestbook
Click HERE!  

HEY SCLS Members!
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If you are an SCLS member
Click HERE to set up your web site member account.
Start posting to the club gallery.

When viewing gallery images you can now send an E-postcard to your friends. It is free, check it out.

Add an SCLS Link
to your web page

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SCLS President's Message
Updated 10/25/2013 3:43:55 PM
Click HERE To View

Help the
Southern California Live Steamers
Click to make a donation to the Sothern California Live Steamers

Join our SCLS Railroad Forum
Share Your Ideas and Questions
With Others Around the World
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Open to all live steamers
No SCLS membership required.


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Right Click and select Full Screen for a better view.


Are you a future Eagle Scout?
Do you need your Eagle Scout Service Project?
If you do, click HERE to see how we can help you out.

If your club would like a web site similar to this one click HERE