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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.

Our 2023 season will start in June. Admission will remain $8.00 per person with children 5 and under free.  The train ride last about 15 minutes and a ticket entitles the visitor to ride as many times as they would like.  Currently we have about 1,000 feet of track. 

You can arrive at any time between 10 am to 2 pm to ride on the train as the runs are every 20 to 30 minutes.

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

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

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

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