CTRC - The California Trolley and Railroad Corporation.
Preserving the historical heritage of railroading and trolleys in the Santa Clara Valley of California.

Welcome to CTRC

ImageEstablished in 1982, CTRC, the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and reflect the rich legacy of rail transportation in the Santa Clara Valley for the educational and recreational benefit of current and future generations.

Among the numerous projects underway is the restoration of Southern Pacific steam locomotive 2479.  CTRC has restored for operation a number of historic trolley cars.

For the latest weekly updates please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Southern-Pacific-2479-Steam-Locomotive-159989580109/

A major undertaking is the creation of the San Jose Steam Railroad Museum with the focal point becoming the former six stall Lenzen Roundhouse and turntable.


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