Last update: 11 June 2019
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 Sundays, Noon to 5:00 PM.
Extra public ride days occur during this time as well (Halloween, Veterans Day, Black Friday, Rail Fair) and during the December "Holiday Lights" event at the Park.
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.