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Restoring Arvada's .04 Trolley

Project Overview

The City of Arvada and its partner, the Friends of the .04 Trolley, are working to support the restoration of this important piece of Arvada's transportation history.  The goal is to restore and permanently display the trolley in Arvada just east of the Grandview Bridge Along Grandview Avenue. This location is very close to the original trolley junction and rail line, providing for historic interpretation for the trolley. We are currently in the site design stage for this historical asset to our community, anticipating to be complete by Summer 2021. Visit Speak Up Arvada to learn about the plan for the trolley and provide your feedback to help finalize the design!

.04 Trolley

Background

The .04 Trolley operated between downtown Denver, Arvada, Leyden and Golden from 1902 to 1950 and has sat idle for 60 years. The trolley was the last car to operate for Denver's Tramway fleet, having left Arvada and arriving in Denver just after midnight on July 4, 1950, and is one of the last cars remaining. In 2014, it was added to the Colorado Most Endangered Places List by Colorado Preservation, Inc

For more information on fundraising efforts to restore and install the trolley, visit friendsofthe04trolley.org.