Car No. 25 Open House

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Car No. 25 Interurban Trolley

Come see the beautifully restored Interurban Car No. 25 in person during this annual free event.

We’ll be offering free rides, historic photos and personal recounts from actual Car No. 25 passengers when the trolley was in operation, live music from Queen City Jazz Band, kids activities and a walking a replica of the historic Interurban Route.

Join us for lunch! Hot dogs & beverages will be available for purchase.

Share your stories at the open house! If you worked at the Denver Ordinance Plant or Federal Center, we want to hear about it! Conductor on Car 25

Denver Federal Center - Gate 1
Building No. 78
South Kipling Street and West Alameda Avenue 
Lakewood, CO 80225

Getting there:

Enter through Gate one off of South Kipling Street, south of Sixth Avenue. Continue straight on Main Street, turn right on Seventh Street and Car 25 is located on your left at Building 78.

NOTE: All adults need a government photo ID (i.e. driver’s license) to enter the Federal Center. Sorry, pets are not permitted.


History

Denver once had an extensive electric rail transit system that included over 250 miles of city tracks and 40 miles of high speed interurban railcars connecting Denver to Golden and Boulder. Thousands of riders used the system to visit downtown Denver and its venues for shopping, going to work and school, seeing friends, and for recreation. Rich in local history, Car No. 25 was built by Denver’s own Woeber Carriage Company and placed into service on Feb. 17, 1911. Car No. 25 was one of seven cars that provided passenger service on the Denver & Intermountain Interurban’s 13-mile line from Denver-Lakewood-Golden during1911 to 1950. With the proliferation of the automobile and a new bus system, rail transit service was abandoned in 1950.

Historic Photo of Car 24 at Clear Creek Stop

Beginning in 1988, the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club Historical Foundation embarked on a 22 year restoration project, involving more than 500 donors, and 96 volunteers contributing 24,000 hours toward the restoration of Car No. 25. No. 25 is the last remaining, completely intact, electric railway car that once served the Denver area. As an exquisitely restored piece of history, Car No. 25 is listed on both the State Register of Historic Properties and the National Register of Historic Places. Car No. 25 is currently stored at the Denver Federal Center with limited public access.

Come see the beautifully restored car in person!

When

  • Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location

Enter through Gate 1 off of Kipling Street, south of sixth Avenue. Continue straight on Main Street, turn right onto 7th Street and Car 25 is located on your left at Building 78.

Denver Federal Center, Building No. 78, Seventh Street, Lakewood, CO 80226  View Map

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