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

Contact And Corporate Information

Corporate Information

CTRC, a California non profit corporation (number C1152615) was incorporated on July 8, 1982.

CTRC was formed through the merger of the Santa Clara Valley Railroad Association and the San Jose Trolley Corporation.

CTRC is a 501(c)(3) organization. (Number 94-2834764) 


California Trolley and Railroad Corporation (CTRC)
c/o Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)
SJSU Research Center
210 North 4th Street
Fourth Floor
San Jose, CA  95112

    1 408 924-7560
    1 408 924-7565 (fax)

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President & Founder:

  • Rod Diridon, Sr.

Board of Directors:

  • Executive Committee:
    • Marvin Bamburg, VP Design
    • Gene Martin, VP Grants
    • Ken Middlebrook, VP Volunteers
    • Larry Murchison, VP Communications
    • Bob Schneider, VP Trolleys
    • Jack Young, VP Locomotive
    • Annette Nellen, Treasurer
    • David Sylvia, Corp Secretary/Attorney
    • Lynda Ramirez Jones, Administrator
  • Board Members:
    • Alida Bray
    • Michael Burns
    • Dick Campisi
    • Carl Cookson, Sr.
    • John Davis
    • John Ezovski
    • David K. Ginsborg
    • Bob Kieve
    • Rick Kitson
    • David Night
    • Mike Kotowski
    • Art Lloyd
    • Joel Maniaci
    • Kit Menkin
    • Denis Murchison
    • David Niederauer
    • Tim Starbird
    • Neil Struthers
    • Leigh Weimers
    • Steve Whitaker
    • Beth Wyman
    • Charles Wynn


  • President: Ron Diridon
  • Vice President: Ken Middlebrook
  • Motive Power: Jack Young
  • Site Maintenance: Denis Murchison
  • Technical Assistance: Art Randall
  • Historian: Larry Murchison
  • Editor: Larry Murchison
  • Membership: Gene Martin
  • Time Keeper: Hugh Crawford
  • Trolley Barn: Bob Schneider
  • Public Relations: Ken Middlebrook


The CTRC is a 501(c)(3) California non-profit educational corporation.

CTRC is the official support group for the Trolley Barn at History San Jose and the Santa Clara County Railroad Museum currently in the early stages of development,

Mission Statement

The mission of the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation (CTRC) is to restore, preserve and interpret railroad, trolley, and related equipment as it was used to serve the people in Santa Clara Valley, California.


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