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Boy Scout Project
By Harold Hueler
 
Guess Who!
By Phillip Cohen
 
Jillie Belle Inbound
By Brandon Hu
 

Welcome to the
Southern California Live
Steamers Miniature Railroad

Southern California Live Steamers Miniature Railroad

 

Random Railroad Quotes, Quips, Trivia, Laws:
Believe it or not, putting salt on a railroad track in Alabama was once punishable by death.   Anon  -    

"Ride the Wilson Park Trains"

getting green
By Tom Downing
 
Tom & Robert
By Harold Hueler
 
Happy Riders
By Harold Hueler
 

   
Next Public Ride Day :

As of 3-14-2020 all public train rides are canceled until further notice 

 

- Do like trains

-Are you retired and looking for a fun, interesting, and rewarding way keep yourself entertained

- are you the DYI type but don't have a place to use your skills

- Do you like gardening but don't have a place

- Would like to have thousands of people view your creativity at work.

- Would you like to be part of a group of city volunteers that gives thousands of families a safe, enjoyable, and unique place to go and spend quality time together.

If so SCLS in Wilson park maybe a place for you.

Many people may think this looks like a expensive hobby or something that takes a degree in engineering but that is not the case.

SCLS has a few different types of memberships available. 

There is no need to buy the expensive equipment. SCLS has equipment available for members to use ones they have been probably trained.

When property trained this equipment is fairly easy to operate and is just a ton of fun. 

-If you are interested SCLS and would like more info you can:

-email the President

-Come out to one of the days we are giving train rides take a train ride, look around, and talk to one of the volunteers. 

You can just stop by on any Tuesday morning and talk with the crew and see if this is something that will work for you. 

For official club business, please contact via email at:

president@southerncalifornialivesteamers.com

Free train rides:

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

AND

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

Birthday and Group trains are available on these two run days. Just check in at the sovereign depot 1 hour before you would like the group ride make a donation and there’s no waiting in line for you group. 

For your convenience we set up a donation box as you enter the queue line. We would gratly appreciate a 1.00 per rider Donation  

*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.

Riders may have noticed we have been working on the flower gardens, If you like this you can help us by donating  plants and Drip line supplies. Just drop them off on a runday or any Tuesday morning at the back gate. Or send us a email to President of SCLS 

*** We are a small group and we are always looking for some help. Please take some time and check out this website. If you find it interesting, consider volunteering and becoming a new member at SCLS. As with any group, it doesn't always work out for everyone. if you like trains, DYI projects, if you're retired looking for something fun to do you can share with your faimly, need an interesting way to get your commuity service credits for school then SCLS may be the place for you.

You don't have time? Well, maybe just passing along some nice input to the right person about SCLS can help. SCLS is a large facility and we can always use material donations or a commuity service day. New and used items are always welcome if its something that helps with our facilty or to help with one of our community events. We are always trying to add new items or upgrade existing items to keep the train ride interesting.

*** 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.  

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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.  

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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

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 Are you a future Eagle Scout? 

Do you need to complete your
Eagle Scout Service Project?

Please contact us:Treasurer @southerncalifornialivesteamers.com

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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.
 
 

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S.C.L.S. "T-Shirts" we have all the sizes from infant to XL3 Available in many different colors Just check at the depot 

 

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DO NOT WAIT IN LINE! 

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

(Donations are always welcome)

 

Wilson Park
South East Corner of the park

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

Torrance, CA 90510

Click
HERE for driving directions

   

   
Next Club Meeting:

 

Club meetings are on the 3rd Saturday at 10:30AM prior to public run.  See you there!

 
   

   

Special Announcements :

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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. 

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**Total Passengers carried:  601,155 **

*Total passengers for 2019   6,838*

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From the Archives!

SCLS Visits the
Orange County Model Engineers
Spring
Meet 2009

Click HERE for Story and Video

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

   
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  Stay in my RV at the live steam club facility
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  I never stay overnight at live steam events
   

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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..

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See what great things we did last year.
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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.

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