Collections Information

The Friends of the C&TS Railroad have a large collection of historic narrow gauge railroad photos taken in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Digital copies of the photos are stored in Collections at

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George Berkstresser (1928-2014) lived in Monte Vista, CO. His 1,073 photographs were mostly from around Alamosa taken from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s.

Richard Dorman (1922-2010) was a dedicated railfan, model railroader and author. His 25,000 photographs are from the 1880's - 1990's.

Thomas Gildersleeve (b. 1937) has 800 photographs taken in 1960-2003 of the D&RGW, C&TS and D&SNG railroads.

Andy Payne (1925-2012) was an engineer working out of Durango on the D&RGW. His 2,270 photographs were from 1954-1978.

Gene R. Spence (1947-2011) was an Albuquerque model railroader with 341 photos of western narrow gauge lines.

Russell Sperry (b. 1941) has 191 of the D&RGW narrow gauge operations in the 1960's including the last freights over Cumbres Pass in August 1968. 213 of his photos are from the early days of the C&TS from 1970-1975.

Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc.
Wes Pfarner, Photo Collection Manager
4421 McLeod NE, Suite F
Albuquerque, NM 87109-2224
505-880-1311 FAX: 505-856-7543
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