Interpreting Steam-Era Mountain Railroading in North America: The Denver & Rio Grande-San Juan Extension

October 1st, 2010 - September 30th, 2011 | PROJECT

The Friends of the C&TSRR, a non-profit 50l(c)(3) dedicated to preserving and interpreting the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TSRR), will advance its interpretive programs to complete the schematic design phase of a permanent exhibition planned for a proposed Railroad Visitor Center in Chama, NM; and to acquire the humanities expertise necessary to further develop and implement interpretive content and planning for this and other key sites along the C&TSRR's 64-mile route winding through the San Juan Mountains of Northern NM and Southern CO. The C&TSRR is a designated National Park Service National Historic Site. The C&TSRR, successor to the original Denver & Rio Grande Railroad-San Juan Extension built in 1880, operates today as a 64-mile "living museum" - a coal-fired, steam-powered narrow gauge railroad between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO.

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Tim Tennant, Principal Investigator, Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc.


Funding Source: NEH
Award Number: BP-50211-10
Funding Amount: 40000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Engineering | History | policy | law | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits