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getting green
By Tom Downing
The 2012s Are Here
By Harold Hueler
Tom On Crenshaw
By Harold Hueler

Welcome to the
Southern California Live
Steamers Miniature Railroad

Southern California Live Steamers Miniature Railroad
Random Railroad Quotes, Quips, Trivia, Laws:
It is against the law for a railroad to remove itself from a town of more than five hundred people in South Carolina.   Anon  -    

"Ride the Wilson Park Trains"

5/7/2011 National Train Day LA
By Robert Lee
Who Is That?
By Harold Hueler
More Progress
By Robert Lee

Next Public Ride Day :

This is an archive site as of 4-1-15!

This is no longer SCLS's official site.  Our new official site is:

Our schedule is still the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month.

For official club business, please contact via email at:

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.

*Donations help keep us running and are our sole source of funding as a 501c3 non-profit corporation.  Please donate at our station on our run days. Thank you for your support.

**With our most recent track addition "The Downing Diamond of Death" (Figure Eight) combined with our "Crenshaw Line" rides can take up to 45 minutes depending on conditions, please remember that your ride may vary in duration and route.

*** The Scouting Corner ***

Thank you Alex Ostrega, parents and the scouts of Redondo Beach BSA Troop 586 for building the new caboose picnic area. It was a big job that took over 3 days to complete. This was part of Alex's Eagle Scout Community Service Project.

Click HERE to view Alex's project.  


Thank you Kaipo Fitsemanu and the scouts of Torrance Troop 254 for replacing the old tile floor with a new concrete floor in our food prep area, cleaning the picnic area and repainting all of the picnic tables. This was part of Kaipo's Eagle Scout Community Service Project.

Click HERE to view Kaipo's project.  


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


 Are you a future Eagle Scout? 

Do you need to complete your
Eagle Scout Service Project?

Please contact us:


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 20, 2014!  See you again next year! 



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


Special 25th Anniversary S.C.L.S. Poster 

Give a special donation and receive a 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.  

Example of poster is on this web page just scroll down! 



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

(Donations are always welcome)

or your generous  donation, over the years! 

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:

This site is no longer affiliated with SCLS.

Effective April 1, 2015; our official SCLS site is now:

Contact for official club business is:



Special Announcements :




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:  451,155 **

*Total passengers for 2014   16,103*

***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

Launch Weather Radio

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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

A Very Special Big Red Car
Uploaded 11/6/2014 4:58:34 PM
by Brandon Hu

Alex Ostrega's Eagle Scout Project
Uploaded 10/20/2014 3:47:05 PM
by Phillip Cohen

Jack the Signalman
Uploaded 7/29/2014 5:07:29 PM
by Michael Williams

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

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.


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SCLS President's Message
Updated 12/25/2014 10:34:46 AM
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With Others Around the World
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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