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California Trolley and Railroad Corporation Records
2016-29  
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Description
Records of the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation (CTRC) through 2015, compiled by CTRC founder and former president Rod Diridon, Sr. This non-profit 501(c)3 organization began in the early 1980s as two separate groups -- the San Jose Trolley Corporation and the Santa Clara Valley Railroad Association. Because of shared board members and similar missions, the two groups merged in 1994 to form CTRC. Comprises administrative and financial records, as well as a small number of photographs (.5 linear feet).
Background
Established in 1982, the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation (CTRC) is a non-profit organization that preserves and reflects the rich legacy of rail transportation in the Santa Clara Valley for educational and recreational benefit. Among its numerous projects is the restoration of Southern Pacific steam locomotive 2479. CTRC has also restored a number of historic trolley cars.
Extent
12.5 linear feet (13 boxes)
Restrictions
This material is protected by copyright. Copyright is held by the creator.
Availability
Open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives.