Dear Train Enthusiasts:
Welcome to the Southern California Live Steamers (SCLS) website! It is an honor to be elected the first female president of this great organization. I look forward to working with an amazing team of volunteers so that we may provide you, the Community and City of Torrance, with an enjoyable monthly free train ride.
When you browse through our webpage, you will get a brief glimpse of SCLS’s rich history. Former members include Dick Bagley, Ward Kimball and Walt Disney, to name a few. Who knows? You might even see a picture or two of you and your family. As you peruse through the photos, you will see improvements throughout the years. This is due in large part through your generosity. SCLS is a nonprofit (501(c)(3)) corporation that relies on public donations. We build and improve the facilities based on your generosity.
SCLS started providing free train rides once a month on the 1st Sunday of every month. As we celebrated our Silver (25th) anniversary last year here at Wilson Park, we now provide free train rides twice a month on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Saturday of every month. In addition, during the past 25 years, the track footage has dramatically grown including the favorite Crenshaw line so the ride can sometimes last up to 45 minutes depending on operating conditions.
No waiting in line! If you wish to reserve a full train during special events such as children’s birthday parties, please contact us ahead of time to make arrangements. It certainly makes for a memorable photo to have you and your friends on the same train ride. For Birthday Party Train Rides during SCLS Public Run Days: first, book your picnic area with the City of Torrance, and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your train ride. A $49.95 or more suggested donation would be appreciated to support maintenance of the tracks and facilities.
On behalf of the entire SCLS family, we look forward to seeing you next run day!