A group met in 1951 to form the club, initially calling it the Western New England Live Steamers.
A new group, The Western New England Live Steamers, held the first of a series of Meets, at the home of B.W. Barnfather, West Springfield, Mass. on October 26th, 1951. Nine men attended and a track site is being considered, to be located at Southwick, Mass., if favorably voted on at the next Meet.