Car No. 25 Open House
Next date: Saturday, August 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM
to 04:00 PM
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 replica of the historic interurban route.
Join us for lunch! Hot dogs and beverages will be available for purchase.
Share your stories at the open house! If you worked at the Denver Ordnance Plant or Federal Center, we want to hear about it.
Denver Federal Center - Gate 1
Building No. 78
South Kipling Street and West Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80225
Enter through Gate 1 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.
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 and Intermountain interurban 13-mile Denver-Lakewood-Golden line from 1911 to 1950. With the proliferation of the automobile and a new bus system, rail transit service was abandoned in 1950.
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 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!
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Saturday, August 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM
- 04:00 PM
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