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A subset of the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with the mission of preservation, restoration, and interpretation of CTSRR historic assets. The Springs group is primarily involved in restoration. See below for blog archive of older postings. For a brief history of 470 please click the link below to the Friends website.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Work Site

After completing restoration of piledriver OB, the Colorado Springs (COS) Friends have been regrouping to start another project. Because of development pressure, a search for a new site was begun. As luck would have it, our president, Tim Tennant met the president of the Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation on a trip, who invited us to join them at their facility at the old Rock Island roundhouse in Colorado Springs, AKA the "Trolley Museum." We will be accessible to I-25, to an equipment rental facility, and to the resources of the Trolley Museum which is involved in the restoration of streetcars. We will be located on the south side of the old roundhouse building over an old maintanance pit, with room for the tool trailer as well as work and storage areas. (The old streetcar will go.) Considerable work remains prior to moving in and starting the next project, but we hope to be commencing early this summer. It will be a Pullman tourist sleeper originally built in the 1880's that is presently in Chama. More on that later. A diagram and photo of the site are attached.