Long Island Live Steamers
The Long Island Live Steamers was founded in 1966 to preserve the technology of the industrial era, particularly steam and its application to railroads. Through the fine art of precision model making, the LILS has built an educational "living museum" featuring operating trains in three different scales.
Our facility is located on beautifully wooded grounds in Southaven County Park, Brookhaven, NY. Trains of smaller scales operate on 1000 feet of elevated track. The 1.5" scale ground-line operates on 5,000 feet of 7 1/4" gauge track. Steaming bays and a turntable provide the visitor with opportunites to observe the operation of a railroad in miniature. The public is invited to ride the trains on public run days, generally the second and last Sundays of each month from late May to the end of October.
The locomotive fleet consists of finely crafted and detailed scale model operating steam engines built by club members. Along with the steam powered locomotives, there is an assortment of diesel locomotives, and models of electric and propane powered locomotives. The rolling stock consists of models of freight and passenger cars found on both American and foreign prototype railroads. We also operate specially constructed passenger riding cars during public run days to accommodate the many riders who come to enjoy our railroad.