Last update: 7 May 2023
Scottsdale Live Steamers is located in the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a 40-acre railroad park located in Scottsdale, Arizona. It features a 15 inch gauge railroad (run by the City), a Magma Arizona Railroad locomotive, a railroad museum, model railroad clubs, and a 7 1⁄2 inch gauge live steam railroad.
The Scottsdale Live Steamers is a 7 1⁄2 inch gauge (1.5" to 1 foot or 1/8 scale) "ride on" scale miniature railroad which surrounds the Xeriscape Arboretum in the Park. The total track is about 5,000 feet and has a loading platform, train sheds, a transfer table, steaming bays, a tunnel, and one trestle. The layout has two main loops: the outer loop passes over the tunnel and the inner through it. A third track is a reversing loop.
Scottsdale Live Steamers offers rides to the public (using diesel modeled locomotives) between October and May (the cooler months in the desert) on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month, 10 AM to 5:00 PM.
Extra public ride days may occur during this time as well. Check with the Park for the schedule. Rail Fair starts September 30, 2023.
While we don't charge for the rides, we do ask for generous cash donations, which are always welcomed and encouraged, to help maintain the railroad and railroad facilities.