Welcome to the CALS Home Page
Part of the Chesapeake & Allegheny Steam Preservation Society


Last update 09/9/2019

Trackside phone  (410) 448-0730

LOST AND FOUND: A phone was found after the last run day.  Please call 410-461-5797 and leave a message to claim it.

We are a Non-Profit Live Steam Club in Baltimore Maryland located in Leakin Park on Windsor Mill Road. (Map & Directions).  Our public run days are the Second Sunday of each month from April to November from 11:00am to 3:30pm. (Click here for Calendar)  The rides are free and there are picnic tables nearby for those who wish to make a day of it. Our track consists of (depending on who measures) 3200ft-3400ft, 7-1/2" double tracked main line, 1630ft of 4-3/4" on the ground, and 1050ft of elevated 4-3/4" and 3-1/2" track located on about 11.5 acres. Click here for an aerial view    

Safety Notice:  Small children must be able to sit up on our trains. If small children need some support, they must sit on the floor or on the seat in front of an adult who can provide that support. No child while on our trains may be carried in the arms, on the lap, or in any carrier. This policy is for the safety of the children.



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Andrew Dodge prepares to leave the station on his Mogul.  Photo by Brett Hall 

 Membership application

  Baltimore Herb Festival will be on Sat May 25th from 9:30am-3pm

Archives of the club newsletter


·         Updated with video Member photo section

·         CALS Flyer in PDF format

·         CALS Operating regs.  Updated 2012 In PDF format

·         What is it and how does it work Explanation of what all that stuff on a locomotive does.

·         Questions from Trackside Questions and answers that you want to know.

·         Model Boiler Code for Maryland The CALS worked closely with the State to develop these guidelines.

·         Calculations for Max Traction, Curve radius, & Boilers
Links to here, there, and everywhere.

·         Click here for   Info on Member Engines

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Jim Carpenter  at the throttle of B&O Pacific 5301, the President Adams, taken at Leakin Park, Baltimore, MD, during the Mothers' Day public operating session of the Chesapeake & Allegheny Live Steamers, May 11, 2008.   Photo by Glenn McComas

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Mike Russo and his son Nick on Mike's Hudson

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CSX with a full load. Photo by Brett Hall 

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Paul Seyfrit on Wendy
Photo by
Brett Hall

  Created by Paul Seyfrit on Jan 12, 1996.
For comments or questions I can be E-mailed at: seyfritp@verizon.net