Ride This Trolley for Free on Saturday

Kids Ride on Car 25

Decades ago Denver had 300 miles of track and around 250 street cars. Car # 25 ran on a 13-mile line between Denver and Golden. The car was completely restored at a cost of $100,000 . Volunteers spent 24,000 hours working on it.

The car is now stored at the Federal Center and once a year they bring it out for free rides on a short piece of train track. The electric trolley ran until 1950. As cars and buses became more popular, the streetcar lines were dismantled.

Ironically, the route taken by Car 25 was similar to run now made by RTD's west light rail line.

You can see the car for yourself at an open house between 10-4 this Saturday, August 10th. Use the visitor's gate at Gate 1 of the Federal Center to enter.

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