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Experience the fun and lore of railroading at Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum in Griffith Park. Founded in 1956 by a group of train enthusiasts, we educate the public in railroad history and show live steam, gas-mechanical and electric railroad technology in actual operation. As you look around our facility, most everything you see, including the trains, were built by our members. We are an all-volunteer, donor-funded organization and offer public rides on Sundays, weather permitting. We are constantly improving the railroad. Learn more about our facility…

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Open House

Celebrating Griffith Park’s 125th Anniversary

Saturday, November 13 – 10 am to 4 pm

Everyone welcome! Enjoy interesting live steam exhibits and our Garden Railroad. Our Souvenir Booth will be open and we will have a special $5 Sales Table, too. There will be no public train rides, but you will be able to see a few of our engines up close and talk to the owners.

Member Resources

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  • LALSRM Fall Meet

    Friday-Sunday, October 8, 9, 10 PRIVATE MEET for LALSRM Members and members from other live steam clubs ONLY

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  • “Not So Miniature” Buildings at LALSRM by Dr. Pedro Ruggiero

    I have always loved trains, architecture and photography. I moved to the Los Angeles area from Argentina when I was in my early 20’s and worked as

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  • “First Steam Run” by Ron Nelson

    In February 2020, I noticed an Allen Mogul listed for sale on “Discover Live Steam”. I jumped on it and made a deposit. It was shipped from

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  • LALS 1966 – Our Club Turns 10 and Gains Momentum

    January 1966 was kicked off by an energetic new Board with wide-ranging plans proposed for the new year. Topics included a significant eastern track expansion, a safety

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  • LALS Celebrates 64th Anniversary

    LALS was launched in 1956 by a few Southern California Live Steamers members, as well as local live steam modelers interested in having a club closer to

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  • LALS 1965 – Our Young Club Thrives

    By 1965, LALS boasted: Two loops of 1,100’ each of three gauges of track Two 12’ circular steaming bays Newly-built Sutchville Station Old Sherwood Stations Three 1,000-gallon

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