Car No. 25 Open House

Next date: Saturday, September 14, 2024 | 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Car No. 25 Interurban Trolley

Take a ride with us Saturday, September 14.

See the beautifully restored interurban Car No. 25 in-person during a future event. It will be quite a ride as we break out Lakewood’s historic streetcar for rides. A government-issued ID is required to gain entry to the Federal Center.

Location 

Conductor on Car 25

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

Directions

Enter through Gate 1 off of South Kipling Street, south of Sixth Avenue. Continue straight on Main Street, turn right on Seventh Street and 25 is located on your left at Building 78—an unmarked structure beside Building 75 (AbsOlute Personal Fitness).

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 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.

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. It is one of the few remaining, completely intact, electric railway cars 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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When

  • Saturday, September 14, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Location

Denver Federal Center (Gate 1 Entrance)
Follow signs to Building 78, an unmarked structure
beside Building 75 (AbsOlute Personal Fitness).

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

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