GGLS web site updated 

June 2, 2023

Membership Roster

To download the latest roster,

sorted by LAST name,

click HERE

To download the latest roster,

sorted by FIRST name,

click HERE 

Note that the document is Password Protected for club member access only and is not to be distributed to non-members;  Email the Secretary for the password.  

The club secretary, the keeper of the membership roster files, has updated the membership roster files, both sorted by first name and last name.  He asks that all members review both membership rosters for correctness at your earliest convenience.

If you find that your membership roster information is outdated or incorrect, please send any changes to the secretary at

May 2023 CallBoy

To download, click 


Saving History in Miniature

A wonderful, short 1:59 video by member Jacob Hulbert that he made for school on what GGLS is all about.

To see the video, click HERE 

General Club Meeting

and Swap Meet

July 9, 2023

10 am at the club house

Please Notice This

After some discussion, the GGLS Board has decided to cancel the June 11th, 2023 Board & General Members meetings. We are holding our Spring Open House on June 11th, and we decided it would be too challenging to set up the space to hold the meetings on the same day we're inviting the public to come in & see our facilities. 

Our next set of Board & General member's meetings will take place on their regularly scheduled date and time on July 9th, 2023 at 10 AM.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the railroad on June 10th & 11th for our Spring Meet & Open House!

And hopefully by now, you've also seen Sarah's email asking for volunteer sign-ups to help make the event a success. Please, if you can, sign up for a slot or two. If we spread the work around, it makes it less stressful for everyone!

Thank you all!

See you at the Spring Meet & Open House!

Attendance Requirements

The Board would like to remind attendees to General Club meetings that it can be held outdoors (most likely) or indoors, to be decided on that day, with masks and COVID-19 protocols in place until further notice.

PV&A Joint Meet with GGLS & SVLS

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Sunday, June 18, 2023

We, at the Portola Valley & Alpine railroad, have been preparing for our June 17 gathering with two sister clubs - the Golden Gate Live Steamer and Sacramento Live Steamer.

There will be LOTS of beautiful trains there and fun people to catch up with. If you plan to bring rolling stock to our club, it would be great to have some kind of heads up on what engines are coming by emailing our steaming bay management at

This joint meet is one week earlier than our usual run date and we will also run on Sunday the 18th, Fathers Day, which is a great gift for dad!

Lunch will be available on Saturday the 17th and for $15 you will receive this bounty: ½ a giant Bianchini's market sandwich, soda or water, cookie, choice of chips, & fruit. You may purchase additional ½ sandwich(s) of any type for $6 each.

Lunch must be ordered ahead of time by signing up at:

Questions & directions can be obtained by emailing

Hope to see you there!

Public Train Operations Resumption

Our free Public Train rides has resumed and will be available on:

Every Sunday

Noon to 3 pm

Weather & staff permitting and donations are always gratefully accepted

About Us

Located in Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, California, the Golden Gate Live Steamers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum whose mission is to operate a miniature live steam railroad, to teach, inform & promote model engineering craftsmanship for the benefit of our members and to educate the Public on what live steaming & model engineering is all about.

Our club facilities include about 5,000 feet of 7.5", 2,000 feet of 4.75" dual-gauge ground level track and a 1,100 ft High Track loop consisting of 4.75", 3.5" and 2.5" triple-gauge track.

Members Sammy Tamez, Rich Croll & Rick Zobelein running on the 7.5" gauge outer & inner loops

We run a train carrying the Public for free (but donations are gratefully accepted) every Sunday from Noon to 3:00 pm, depending on the staffing, weather and permission from the authorities.  Our station entrance is located just a bit further and below the Redwood Valley Railroad's passenger loading station.


If you have an interest in railroading, live steaming, home shop machining or model engineering, we would love to welcome you to our club.  Please feel free to come to any of our monthly club meetings and introduce yourself.  Our club meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of each month starting at 10 am but please check our club calendar for the actual dates.