Open Meet 2023

June 16th & 17th - All day

This event is not open to the General Public.

The Lake Shore Live Steamers would like to invite other clubs to come and spend a few days riding our rails.
Once again we are hosting The Summer Open Meet.
Please come and join us doing what we love to do. 

Below lists most if not all the important information.

If you have any questions or looking for more information, please contact
Mike via Email: or
Phone: (440) 537-3236

Ohio Ramble 2019

Lake Shore Live Steamers would like to thank the Blueberry Railroad, Erie Metro Live Steamers, Mill Creek Central Railroad  and Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers for joining us in hosting the Ohio Ramble for 2019.

Track and Site Info

Located at  Penitentiary Glen, 
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
(for Maps and directions click here)

Contact: Please email us at 

Gauge: 7 ½

Safety: Chains or Draw Bars required

Boiler Test: required or State Certificate

Waiver and Fees: required  $1  insurance fee and waiver form.
(Donations to the home track are always appreciated.)

Track Plan:  see Track Map

3,363 foot mainline
approximately 2,500 feet of branch line

Run Time: 
Run time would be about 9 minutes for main lineloop.
Unlimited depending on route selected using branch and bi-directional.

Time for operations:
Unlimited however, No whistles or horns 9:00 pm to 9:00 am.

60 foot minimum radius on mainline
45 foot radius on branch line for smaller engines

Grade: Maximum grade 4% on main line. 
PLEASE NOTE: The maximum grade on the branch can be greater.

Signal System:

unlimited for cars & trailers

2 load/unload hoists available.

Steaming Bays:
12 with Air, Water and Electricity available

Electric Charging
Electricity available at numerous locations.
Extension cord(s) recommended

Steam Fuel Restrictions:
None, but spark arresters may be required depending on conditions.

IBLS Standards: Yes

WI-FI: no

Restrooms: yes, flush toilet and running water.

Tents: No.

Hotels:  (see list)

Food:  (see list)

UNIQUE: Railroad in the park with hiking trails 

Vendors:  TBD

Security: TBD