Operating Days

    • June 11, 2022
    • October 23, 2022
    • 20 sessions
    • 2261 Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH

    Public Train Rides behind the J&L 58.

    Admission $8.00 per person, 5 and under are free.   Tickets available at the door. 

    • July 16, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 2261 Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH 44505
    Come spend the day with us and the 58.   This is a hands on all day program where you will help us as we bring the 58 for life for the day, then have a chance to operate the locomotive over our railroad. 

    Each  day will be limited to a maximum of four participants.  We will meet at a local restaurant for breakfast (included) where the instructor will explain the activities for the day as well as give a safety briefing. Then we will proceed over to the J&LNG to pull 58 out of the enginehouse, clean the firebox and build a fire.  As the locomotive warms up the instructor will explain the functioning of the components of the locomotive as well as explain how the locomotive operates. 

    After about 2 to 2 1/2 hours the locomotive will be ready to operate and the participants will then take turns operating the 58 over our trackage including taking the train up the 6% Thorn Hill grade.  For lunch we will order a pizza for delivery to the J&LNG (included).

    We will provide a pair of gloves, cold drinks and safety glasses for participants.  It is important to wear pants, long sleeve shirt and solid soled shoes.  If your bare skin touches the boiler you will get burned, so wearing the proper PPE is a must.  

    Rules:
    1) Participant must be at least 18 years old.
    2) Participant must be physically able to perform manual labor including shoveling coal and must not be opposed to getting dirty.
    3) Participants must follow all instructions given by the instructor.
    4) In the case of inclement weather, participants may choose to either continue with the experience (knowing that they may get wet) or to reschedule for another day.
    5) No refunds will be given unless we are not able to operate on the scheduled day. 

    The cost is $258.00 for the day.  Breakfast and lunch are included.  

Past events

May 07, 2022 Chris Eden Green Meet and Greet
October 09, 2021 Annual MVRHA Whistle Blow

The J&L Narrow Gauge Railroad is a program of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation

Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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