Steam Train Rides Return in 2022! 

Located in Youngstown, Ohio, the J&L Narrow Gauge Railroad is a 24" gauge steel mill demonstration railroad where historic narrow gauge rail equipment used in steelmaking and heavy industry is preserved and operated.  The centerpiece of the railroad is the J&L 58, a 45 ton Porter 0-4-0 Tank locomotive once used by Jones & Laughlin Steel in Pittsburgh.  We regularly operate the 58 on our ever expanding on site trackage keeping the spirit of steel mill steam railroading alive in Youngstown.

We will resume public Steam Train Rides in June, 2022 and operate the second and fourth weekend of each month through October from 10 Am to 2 pm.  Admission will remain $8.00 per person with children 5 and under free.  

If you would like to become a member of the J&L Narrow Gauge Railroad, you can join on this website or by snail mail.  Basic membership is a good way to support the railroad if you are not able to attend operating sessions but want to be kept in the loop about what is going on at the railroad.  To be eligible to participate in operating sessions and can commit to attending at least one operating session per year, then the Crew Member category is for you.  

Thanks for your interest in the "Smallest Railroad with the Heaviest Locomotives".  I hope to see you trackside very soon. 

Rick Rowlands

Superintendent / Chief Mechanical Officer

J&L Narrow Gauge Railroad




Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation

 (330) 272-4089

2261 Hubbard Road

Youngstown, OH  44505

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