Work Session Volunteer Registration

Wondering which project to select?

Thinking of volunteering?
Is it your first time?
Wondering what is involved?
Not certain if you have the right skills?
Need help filling in the forms?
Need a knowledgeable person to talk to?


We understand how difficult it is to try something new and how important it is to have answers before you commit to being a volunteer. The Friends have knowledgeable, experienced volunteers who will answer your questions and address your concerns. These seasoned volunteers can help you through the registration process; explain how to fill out forms and which forms are needed; help you decide which project best fits your skills. Just send us an e-mail and we will assist. If you wish to speak with us directly, please include your phone number and the best time to call. We will be happy to discuss any part of the volunteer program as we’ve seen and done a lot and are eager to share our experiences. Send one of us an e-mail and you will have a response the same day.

Ian Kelly...........
Bill Kepner..........

Updated: January 4, 2023

Announcing the 2023 Restoration Project Plan & Schedule

Registration opens March 1, 2023 for scheduled work sessions A through G.

It is important to note a change for sessions C, D, E & F in 2023 as the session locations have changed. Sessions C & D will only be held in the Chama rail yard. Sessions E & F will only be held in Antonito at the Ed Lowrance CRF facility.


2023 RESTORATION PROJECT PLAN & SCHEDULE - The schedule can be printed as a PDF in color or gray


In the meantime, work at the Colorado Springs (COS) Work Site continues on the restoration of D&RG baggage/express car 163, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of the month.


The following forms are to be used for those who would like to volunteer at the Colorado Springs (COS) Work Site

Instructions for Colorado Springs Work Site (R-1B) - Provides details of what volunteers must do to work at (COS) Work Site

Special Session Registration (R-2S) - Used to sign up for Colorado Springs (COS) Work Site

Friends Safety Manual (R-8) - Digital manual updated December 19, 2022 volunteer to read part 1

Standards for Preservation (R-17) Secretary of Interior’s Standards - Extract of standards for Friends unitization

Membership Application for PPHSRF (R-29) - Trolley Museum membership application required for Colorado Springs (COS) Work Site

Please complete the registration form R-2S (page 1 and 2), include payment by CC or check; fax, mail or e-mail the completed form to:

Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc.
4421 McLeod NE, Suite F
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone: 505-880-1311
Fax: 505-856-7543


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