Located at Penitentiary Glen,
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd
Kirtland, Ohio 440
Contact: Ken Brooks 440-231-4453 and leave a message.
Gauge: 7 ½
Safety: Chains or Draw Bars required
Boiler Test: required or State Certificate
Waiver and Fees: required $1 insurance fee and waiver form.
(Donations to the home track are always appreciated.)
Track Plan: see Track Map
3,363 foot mainline
approximately 2,500 feet of branch line
Run time would be about 9 minutes for main lineloop.
Unlimited depending on route selected using branch and bi-directional.
Time for operations:
Unlimited however, No whistles or horns 9:00 pm to 9:00 am.
60 foot minimum radius on mainline
45 foot radius on branch line for smaller engines
Grade: Maximum grade 4% on main line.
PLEASE NOTE: The maximum grade on the branch can be greater.
unlimited for cars & trailers
2 load/unload hoists available.
12 with Air, Water and Electricity available
Electricity available at numerous locations.
Extension cord(s) recommended
Steam Fuel Restrictions:
None, but spark arresters may be required depending on conditions.
IBLS Standards: Yes
Restrooms: yes, flush toilet and running water.
Hobo Stew for Dinner on 9-5, fast food & restaurants nearby
Parking for self-contained RVs will be available (No electric and water available)
(There is a form than needs to be filled out and returned to LSLS by August 12th.
The link to the form and mailing/emailing info is towards the bottom of the RSVP page)
Hotel: (see list)
UNIQUE: Railroad in the park with hiking trails
Relation to the other tracks:
30 miles from Blueberry Railroad.
58 miles from North East Ohio Live Steamers.
80 miles from Erie Metro Live Steamers.
129 miles from Mill Creek Central Railroad