Pioneer Valley Live Steamers (PVLS) is located in Southwick, Massachusetts. The track at PVLS consists of 4580 feet of ground level rails and 1140 feet of elevated track. The elevated track has two gauges. The smallest is 3.5 inch gauge, 3/4" to the foot scale and the next is 4.75 inch gauge, 1" to the foot scale. The gauge is the dimension between the rails. The ground level track is 7.25 gauge and most of the engines on this track are made to 1.5 inches to the foot scale.
We have recently added support for Gauge 1 track as well. The club has a large double loop on aluminum tables for track powered engines.
A group met in 1951 to form the club, initially calling it the Western New England Live Steamers.A new group, The Western New England Live Steamers, held the first of a series of Meets, at the home of B.W. Barnfather, West Springfield, Mass. on October 26th, 1951. Nine men attended and a track site is being considered, to be located at Southwick, Mass.LEARN MORE