The hobby was started in 1948 by Mrs. Lewis in her backyard in Lomita. Beginning in 1985, tracks were laid and operation of live steamer trains began.
Southern California Live Steamer membership is made up of volunteers whose mission is to educate the public about the rich railroad history as well as to promote interest in the hobby of live steam trains.
There is no mandatory payment for the ride, but donations are welcome as this is how the club maintains and operates these trains. Trains run on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month with additional special fundraising events. For more information, go to: http://www.
Theresa, a long-time volunteer and her nephew, Daniel are continuing the tradition which her husband began as a founding member.
Obi and Noriko with their young son are repeat visitors on the train rides.
Aloha -- Cathi