Friends Member Dinner & Train Ride

Join us for a wonderful evening as our members gather for a mouth-watering BBQ dinner and relaxing train ride to Cumbres Pass and return.  This event is scheduled between work sessions “C” & “D”. The evening will begin at 4:00pm at Outlaw BBQ, 1018 Highway 17, Chama, NM.  After dinner members will be treated to a train ride departing from … Read More

Moonlight & Wine Train

Cumbres Locomotive

The Friends Annual Moonlight & Wine Train is happening on Saturday July 20th. Celebrate the 55th anniversary of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon! Our train will take you on a relaxing and enjoyable experience aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad through the majestic San Juan Mountains of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. A special photo runby will be staged … Read More

Mixed Train Photo Charter

Circle your calendar as Saturday August 3, 2024 the Friends will be offering a mixed train photo charter departing Antonito on a roundtrip to Osier and return.  The consist will entail a mixed train theme with Locomotive 463 in the Flying Rio Grande herald with the emphasis of re-creating a “Chili Line” train.  Plenty of photo runbys enroute. Date: Saturday … Read More

2025 Calendar Photos Now Being Accepted!

Do you have photographs to be considered for the 2025 Calendar? It is time to start getting them ready and sent in! There is a FIRM DEADLINE of February 15, 2024 to accept photos for consideration.  ATTENTION MEMBERS! Please send the highest quality/largest size image possible. Calendar Photo Submissions: We invite our members to send us photos for future calendar … Read More

Remembering Geoffrey Gordon

Geoffrey Gordon of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed peacefully at home February 13, 2023. An amazing man. A man of great intelligence and great heart. To Geof the world was a playground and from a very young age he made it his own.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at French Funerals Westside location, 9300 … Read More


Thank you for your patience as we reconnected our Rolling Stock Database to the updated website! The link can be found on the Work Session Volunteer Registration Page and by clicking on this link: Cumbres & Toltec Rolling Stock.

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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

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

We are Pleased to Announce Special Work Sessions!!!

Project 1005 at Cumbres! June 1st thru July 19th (continuous) reconstruction of the Car Inspector’s House at Cumbres Section town (FRIENDS lunches not available). In the fall of 2019 the foundation for the house was completed. During the winter months the plans for reconstruction were drawn to match the original construction in 1911, using full dimensional lumber. This is a complete reconstruction … Read More

Chama and Antonito Relief Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a great deal of uncertainty throughout our nation. As you are aware this has impacted the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and its 2020 operating season. An abbreviated train schedule during the summer has been approved which reduces the normal 14 trains per week to just 6. The Friends have also had to cancel May … Read More

Updated 2020 C&TS Train Schedule

Opening day will be June 13, 2020, round trip out of Chama. Saturday – Round trip out of Chama C-O-CSunday – Round Trip out of Antonito A-O-AMonday – No trainsTuesday – Round trip out of Chama C-O-CWednesday – Round trip out of Antonito A-O-AThursday – Round trip out of Chama C-O-CFriday – Round trip out of Antonito A-O-A There will … Read More

June Work Sessions Cancelled

As you know we are in troubled times with COVID-19. With regret the Friends must announce the cancelation of Work Session C scheduled (June15th–19th) and Work Session D scheduled (June 22nd-26th). We have been faced with a 58% reduction in attendance and find we are without necessary support elements. The requirements for our working during COVID-19 include the wearing of mask, … Read More

COVID-19 Cancellations

Given the current state of affairs as it relates to the Coronavirus pandemic the Special Session scheduled in Antonito starting March 22 is cancelled.  Further, Colorado Springs work sessions are cancelled through April 1st.  We’ll assess the overall situation as it relates to work sessions & events in April and early May.  We always want to error on the side … Read More

2021 Calendar Photo Request

Please be in touch with our office if you have photos you plan to submit for the 2021 Calendar.  We would like to start the selection process as soon as possible. ATTENTION MEMBERS! Calendar Photo Submissions: We invite our members to send us photos for future calendar consideration. Please limit your submissions to 10 of your favorite photos highlighting the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad that you have taken. … Read More