Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

Mailing Address: 4421 McLeod Road NE, Suite F, Albuquerque, NM 87109
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 880-1311
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, B- Education
Mission Statement:

The Friends is a non-profit, tax-exempt membership organization dedicated to the historic preservation, restoration and interpretation of the C&TS as a living museum. Our mission is to preserve and interpret the railroad and to support its operation for the people of Colorado and New Mexico.

Primary Programs:

The Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a non-profit organization which shares with the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Commission the stewardship of this unique railroad property of important historic significance and remarkable scenic beauty.

Programs include:

* Education Outreach to area youth to reinforce math, science, history and language arts.

* Works Sessions are held each summer to repair, restore and preserve historic rolling stock, historic buildings, and maintain the railyards

* Collections committee gathers and manages documents, historic items, photos, for the sake of preservation and documenting the C&TSRR's history

* Docents, who volunteer their time, interpret historic, geographic, and industrial features along the 64-mile route for train passengers. They also assist with the education program.

* Railroad Visitor's Center and Master Interpretative Plan - a committee is working to define the interpretative features on the railroad and establish a museum and hands-on activity museum in Chama, NM

Populations Served: All Populations, Children and Youth, Elderly, Families
Counties Served: Bernalillo, Rio Arriba
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $250,000 - $499,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Tim Tennant

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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