Friends of C&TS
A recognized leader in the railroad preservation field, the 2100-member Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc. is the official museum arm of the C&TS, managing the preservation, interpretive, museum and restoration functions of the railroad. In particular, the Friends has assumed the responsibility of preserving all of the railroad’s historic assets that are not used in the regular tourist train operation, and interpreting the railroad to the public.
The Friends got its start in 1981 when founding president, Bill Lock, grew concerned that no one was caring for the railroad’s irreplaceable collection of historic equipment and structures. Bill had recently read "The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad The Historic Preservation Study" by Spencer Wilson and Vern J. Glover. That year, he convinced the railroad to let him and a friend paint and refurbish an old refrigerator car body. Lock and a growing number of volunteers returned to the railroad each summer thereafter, primarily concentrating on the stabilization and restoration of rolling stock.
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Don’t miss out! The Day Out with Thomas™ Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 has one more weekend to go! The event starts Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:30am. Click here for more information.
At this time we are fortunate to report that forest fires are not a concern in our area. We do have the people who are affected in our thoughts and prayers. To see the current conditions in Chama, please click here to visit the Chama Yard Web Cams courtesy of the Friends of the C&TSRR.
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Experience the excitement of rugged, narrow gauge, coal-fired, steam powered mountain railroading on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. You will traverse 64 miles of unparalleled scenery as you climb from Antonito or Chama to the dining hall at Osier and on to your final terminal. Lunch is included of course. You will sense the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains as your train is handled by sure-footed locomotives and able crews through tunnels, above deep gorges and over Cumbres Pass. This unique section of mountain railroad is owned by the states of New Mexico and Colorado and was designated a National Historic Landmark in October of 2012. It is truly a memorable experience not to be missed.
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