Established 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.
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.