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PRESERVATION INTERPRETATION RESTORATION


BECOME A MEMBER OF THE FRIENDS OF THE C&TSRR

Getting involved begins with your membership. We invite you to learn more about what it means to be a member… and then join us!

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER OF THE FRIENDS OF THE C&TSRR

Whatever your background, talents and experience, you’ll find a project that’s enjoyable, rewarding and perfect for you!

WORK SESSIONS  DOCENT  HISTORICAL PROJECTS


THE FRIENDS OF THE C&TSRR

If you love the sights, sounds and history unique to the narrow-gauge steam engine railroad and want to help preserve the C&TSRR and its history for future generations, join us… the FRIENDS of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc. We come from all walks of life… from all over the world… with a wide variety of talents and experiences… joining together as members and volunteers… knowing that what we do matters in securing the future of the C&TSRR.

Discover What it Means to Be a Friends Member

As a Friends Member, you’ll help preserve a priceless American treasure… the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

And as a “shareholder,” while you’ll neither accrue monetary dividends nor build equity other than that of your own heart, you’ll find the return on your investment will surely enrich your life. We’re confident that the more you get involved, the more enriching and rewarding your membership will be.

With membership, you’ll receive our quarterly C&TS DISPATCH publication… invitations to special events… and the opportunity to participate in our work sessions… along with the satisfaction of investing in America’s historic and cultural railroad heritage.

We invite you to join our amazing membership base of rail enthusiasts, history buffs and all who have fallen in love with this most inspiring living museum… the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.


BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

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Volunteer Opportunities

WORK SESSIONS

Who gets to help preserve and restore a vintage steam railroad operation? You do! No prior experience required! Our volunteers serve as carpenters, welders, cooks, painters, groundskeepers and so much more.
You’ll choose from several work sessions which are held at Chama, New Mexico and Antonito and Colorado Springs in Colorado. Many Friends Volunteers participate in more than one session and most and come back year after year!

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DOCENT PROGRAM

As a Docent for the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc., you will serve as host and storyteller, sharing the rich history of the railroad along with interesting facts about the area with the C&TSRR guests.
You’ll meet people from all over the world, enriching their experience at one of the C&TSRR stations or enroute as the train winds its way along 64 miles of scenic beauty.

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HISTORICAL PRESERVATION, INTERPRETATION & COMMUNICATION

While volunteers are restoring and preserving C&TSRR rolling stock, buildings and property, other volunteers are working to organize, categorize and label historical photos and documents… tend to our library and museum… assemble and distribute our annual calendar… write and distribute the C&TS DISPATCH and much more.
Whether you work from our Albuquerque, NM library or from the comfort of your own home, you’ll find there are a variety of fascinating projects from which to choose!

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Become a Volunteer


FRIENDS VOLUNTEERS

As a FRIENDS Volunteer, you’ll join an active group of ordinary people who do extraordinary things to ensure the preservation, interpretation and restoration of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad for today’s guests and future generations.

Friends volunteers learn new skills and apply their life skills and experiences to a wide variety of summer and year-round projects, developing lasting memories and lifelong friendships along the way.

Real Volunteers. Real Stories. Enjoy!

CHRIS JAMES

C&TS DISPATCH EDITOR
Studying archeology, yet loving photography and design, Chris taught visual communication until 2006.

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MARY JANE & MARSHALL SMITH

WORK SESSION VOLUNTEERS
What motivates a couple to leave their home in Texas each year… drive 850 miles… and spend their summers “working on the railroad”?

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JILL & DON STEWART

WORK SESSION VOLUNTEERS
If there’s a theme that defines Don & Jill’s volunteer work, it’s “FRIENDS forever.”

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BOB ROSS

DOCENT VOLUNTEER
Bob’s railroad passion began with a ride on the narrow-gauge Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad as a teen camp counselor and evolved into…

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RON BURKHART

WORK SESSION VOLUNTEER
Ron hasn’t let distance keep him from being a Work Session Volunteer! A resident of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin,..

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RICH MUTH

DOCENT VOLUNTEER
For Rich, FRIENDS all started with the purchase of a getaway home in Chromo, Colorado, halfway between Chama and Pagosa Springs, and a ride on…

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Your Support Matters


Our preservation, interpretation and restoration work is made possible through the donations we receive from all over the world. There are many ways to give, including donations of any size, memorials and honorariums, stock transfers, and planned giving. In-kind donations of tools and materials that fit within the scope of our projects are also gladly accepted. Simply give us a call to make arrangements.

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Become a Friends Member


Your tax-deductible membership will put you in good company with so many others who, like you, want to see the C&TSRR survive and thrive for future generations. We thank you for your support!

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