Join the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and help to preserve a piece of America's heritage, and know the honor and fulfillment of sharing in that legacy. All members received our quarterly publication, C&TS Dispatch, discounts and premiums, invitations to special events, the privilege of participating in the work sessions each summer, and the satisfaction of investing in America's historic and cultural heritage. "Shareholders" receive a commemorative stock certificate symbolizing their "investment" in the mission of the Friends. General Palmer Society members receive a comemorative stock certificate with their name and honorary title eched on a brass plate.

You can join online right now by filling in the requested information below. Once you have added your membership to our online shopping cart, you may continue shopping, or proceed to checkout. If you would prefer to join via postal mail, you may print a membership form suitable for mailing.

1. Enter the name(s) of the membership (individual or family)

2. Use your shipping or billing address for your membership?

When checking out, you will be asked for your shipping and billing addresses (if different). Tell us which address you want to use for your membership.

3. Select a membership level.

Family (United States) $30.00
Family (Outside the States) $40.00

SHAREHOLDER CATEGORIES
"Shareholders" receive a commemorative stock certificate symbolizing their "investment" in the mission of the Friends.
"Shareholder" Certificate
Shareholder $50.00
Investor $150.00
Partner $300.00
Senior Partner $600.00

GENERAL PALMER SOCIETY
General Palmer Society members receive a comemorative stock certificate with their name and honorary title eched on a brass plate.
Major Shareholder $1000.00
Honorary Director $2500.00
Honorary Chairman $5000.00

4. Optionally donate to our special funds.

Descriptions of the funds can be found below this form.

Another Century of Narrow Gauge Steam $
Ralph Flowers Memorial Fund $
Mike Hipskind Memorial Fund $
Friends of the C&TS General Fund $
I wish this donation to remain anonymous.

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Another Century of Narrow Gauge Steam Campaign

The ACNGS campaign, begun in April 2002, is the Friends most successful and ambitious fundraising campaign to date, with over $600,000 received in pledges and cash donations. The funds have been used to match EDA grants for locomotive rehabilitation, as well as for purchasing parts for locomotives. Funds raised by this campaign will be used for capital for short and long-term operating needs; historic preservation, interpretation, and public education; and the establishment of a permanent C&TS endowment fund. For more information, visit the ACNGS campaign web page.

Mike Hipskind Fund

Mike Hipskind died of a heard attack on August 20, 1999 while doing what he loved: photographing trains. He was actively involved with the Friends in developing interpretive signs for the yards and for use on trains, and he helped install the new sound system in the trains. He was also active in the docent program, and was considered by all to be a walking encyclopedia of C&TS history. Donations to this fund are used to create interpretive displays and other projects designed to emphasize the history of the C&TS.

Ralph Flowers Fund

The Ralph Flowers Fund was established in memory of Ralph Flowers, a member of the organization from 1991 until his death on September 1, 1999. Ralph was elected to the Friends' board of directors in 1994 and quickly established himself as our "man in Chama," serving as work session site boss in Chama during the work sessions. Proceeds from the Ralph Flowers Fund are used to purchase parts, materials and off-site services used to restore and overhaul the C&TS locomotive fleet.