A Little History
Since 1995, the Northeast Florida Live Steamers and Railroaders club has been a group of railroad enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation of Florida’s railroad history. We operate two sizes of trains: 7.5" Gauge (the distance between the rails) and G Gauge which is 45 millimeters (not quite two inches).
In 2022, the 7.5-gauge railroad completed an additional 2,900 feet of track. We are racing toward our goal to have 8,000 feet of track, a transfer table, steaming bays, signals, two stations, and a tunnel! A hydraulic transporter is available to unload and load locomotives and rolling stock up to 600 pounds.
Our G gauge railroad, “Pellicer Creek and Western Railway, Pine Tree Line,” has a 45mm raised oval-shaped track approximately 1,000 feet of track. Each of the three lines are a little more than 1 scale mile. The railroad supports engines powered by electricity, batteries, or live steam in 1:32 scale to 1:13.7 scale (and many in between). We recently built a train yard and installed track power. We will be constructing a turntable this winter/spring.
The railroads are open to adults interested in G-gauge and 7.5-gauge live steam boilers, engines of any type, and large-scale non-steam railroad locomotives or equipment. We are at the track most Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. maintaining, building, and riding the rails. Come join the fun! We enjoy sharing our knowledge with all interested persons. We hold Run Days open to the public beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 2 p.m. on the 2nd Saturday of every month (weather permitting). All are welcome to ride the rails with our members.
Would you like to be a part of building the railroad winding through the pine forest at the Florida Agricultural Museum grounds in Palm Coast? No experience is necessary and you do not need to own your own train. Learn how to build a railroad and engine, become a certified engineer or conductor, or just enjoy the hobby with our members.
We are located in the northeast corner of the Florida Agricultural Museum property located at 7900 #1 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast, Florida 32137. Please note: the terrain around the railroads is uneven and not wheelchair accessible and the bathrooms are not conveniently located to the railroads. Please plan accordingly to enjoy your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you at the railroad!
We are a Florida not-for-profit corporation organized exclusively as a charitable, scientific, literary, and educational organization within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. All donations are tax deductible.