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Blue Ridge Live Steamers

Virginia riding railroad

The Blue Ridge Live Steamers are an active 7.5 inch gauge live steam railroad club located on five acres of land in rural Franklin County, Virginia, near Roanoke. Operating a half mile of track, the layout features two mainline routes, a curved tunnel, and a truss bridge. The service area includes a working turntable and ample steaming bays. First formed in 1977, the group was originally located within the old Transportation Museum at Wasena Park in Roanoke. When the park flooded in 1985, the group was displaced and relocated to the present site.

Rolling stock pictured below represents members' equipment in use on the day of my visit.

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This page was updated on 2016-09-30