Torrance Police are asking for the community’s help in finding vandalism suspects that are said to have struck a popular local park activity once again.
Vandals spray painted gang signs on the walls of a storage unit that houses replica trains along with tagging a tunnel on the miniature railroad at the Southern California Live Steamers facility in Wilson Park. Reports said that vandals also heavily damaged a storage unit that housed an engine and operations equipment. SCLS, a non-profit organization that is funded by the public and private donations is now left to pick up the pieces.
The organization has been offering free miniature train rides to locals for the past 75 years and operates a 5-acre miniature railroad at Wilson Park. Officials from Southern California Live Streamers went to Facebook to let people know that they are trying to restore and rebuild what has been damaged and stolen, so they can return to regular operations. However, the volunteer organization says they plan to use current saved funds to fix the current damage, which will impact future improvements and enhancements. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first act of vandalism; the organization has dealt with damaged property for the sixth time in three years.
The Southern California Live Steamers operate to the public the first Sunday and the third Saturday of each month. Rides are always free on public run days. Donate to SCLS…