In Memory of Tim “Shellback” Smith

We have just learned that Timothy L. Smith passed away March 24th, 2021. Tim has been a faithful volunteer both in the field and also here in the office for over 25 years years. Tim has been a chronicler extraordinaire. He attended and chronicled almost every work session up until the Covid shutdown. Beyond that, he came to the office … Read More

WORK SESSION REGISTRATION FORMS AVAILABLE!

It’s our hap-happiest time of the year! It is time for you to register for the 2021 Work Sessions!! We look forward to a summer filled with great fun meeting Friends old and new! We have quite a list of things to be done and we are READY!! Take your pick! Won’t you join the fun! Click here for a … Read More

Last Call for 2022 Calendar Submissions!

Please submit photos by April 1, 2021 It is time to start putting together the 2022 Calendar! Below are the guidelines for submitting your photos. All submissions must include your bio and captions for your photos including date (or near date). Each photo file name must begin with your name. CALENDAR SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Calendar Photo Submissions: We invite our members … Read More

EASY ACCESS TO FIDO

USE THIS LINK TO NAVIGATE TO FIDO Once you are at the site, bookmark in your favorite browsers.   In this website, Click on the VOLUNTEER Page; select VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION and select the Restoration Project Plan & Schedule

Remembering Carol Mackey

We have just received word that Carol Mackey has passed away. She and Bill added so much of themselves to all they met.Carol’s obituary

2021 Volunteer Forms Available!

View 2021 Volunteer Forms Here The 2021 Work Session Forms are available for your spring, summer and fall planning! Everything is subject to change based on what is happening in the region. We will keep you posted here of updates and changes as we become aware of them. Also refer to the 2021 Restoration Project Plan and Schedule.

2022 Calendar Submissions!

It will soon be time to start putting together the 2022 Calendar! Below are the guidelines for submitting your photos. All submissions must include your bio and captions for your photos including date (or near date). Each photo file name must begin with your name. CALENDAR SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Calendar Photo Submissions: We invite our members to send us photos for … Read More

Ted Norcross Passed Away

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ted Norcross, a 30-year devoted Friends volunteer and an outstanding leader. His team is known as The Square Nail Gang; a name given the team as everything they worked on was put together with square nails. For more than two decades Ted (AKA the Slave Driver) and his team … Read More

‘Thank You’ from Antonito Food Bank

Your donations to the Chama-Antonito Relief Fund are having a direct impact on those communities.  We are still accepting donations to assist this area that has been hit hard with the economic impact of Covid-19.  Here is a note we received from the Antonito Food Bank: Good morning Tim, I wanted to give you an update on what we are doing. … Read More

Glenn Hall Obituary

It is with regret that that we announce the passing of Glenn Hall a long time Friends member and one of the original COS Work Site founders. Glenn chronicled from start to finish the restoration of Pile Driver OB and spent 9 years on the current restoration of sleeper Car 470 (MOW 0252). His engineering skills were called upon many … Read More