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TODAY on the TROLLEY!!!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9th — COLORADO GIVES DAY!

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Colorado Gives Day (CGD) is a special day for non-profit organizations in Colorado.  For 24 hours on Tuesday, December 9, Community First Foundation and FirstBank sponsor an online giving marathon for non-profits.  All donations are made through the ColoradoGives.org website: Go to ColoradoGives.org, find your favorite non-profit (Denver Rail Heritage Society!), and donate!  We have one purpose for all of our fundraising: KEEP THE TROLLEY ROLLING!!!  And every dollar you give on Colorado Gives Day goes to keeping the trolley rolling.  To donate to DTHS, go to our Colorado Gives Day donation page:

https://www.coloradogives.org/DenverTrolley/overview

To see all of the non-profits participating, to donate to other favorites, and to get all kinds of information on giving in Colorado, check out:

https://www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday

And you don’t have to wait until December 9th to give — you can schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation today!  Just go to our giving page and schedule your donation.  Give where you live!  Tell your friends, tell your family, look for updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and help us keep the Trolley rolling by giving on Colorado Gives Day!

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THANK YOU for a WONDERFUL 2014 RIVERFRONT SEASON!

As of the end of October, we have closed down our regular riverfront operations.  We have had a wonderful season, and we thank you for all of your support — through your visits, your donations, and your sharing of photos of the Trolley!  When you visit the Trolley, you take a ride back into the history of Denver, a special story about the development of what continues to be a growing, diverse, and exciting city!  We will continue to operate for all Broncos home games, and we may have a special event or two throughout the off-season…Check here for the latest information, as well as on Facebook (DenverTrolley) and on Twitter (@DenverTrolley).  If not sooner, we look forward to seeing you next May when we start running along the riverfront again!

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NOTE on FRIDAY OPERATIONS: Starting Friday, October, 3, we will not be operating on Fridays (except for October 24) through the end of the season.  We will miss our Friday riders, and apologize for any inconvenience.  Please come visit us on Saturday or Sunday through the rest of the operating season!

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Riverfront Operation Days: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: May through October (weather-permitting)
Time: 12 NOON – 3:30 PM (departing every 30 minutes from Confluence Park behind REI)
Cost (cash only, please): $5 (age 13 and older), $2 (age 4 through 12), FREE (age 3 and younger)

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BRONCOS FOOTBALL SEASON is HERE!: Starting with the first preseason game on Thursday, August 7, 2014, we will be running our BRONCOS FOOTBALL GAME SHUTTLES from Confluence Park (behind REI) to Sports Authority Field for every Broncos home game this season!  We start our operations approximately two hours prior to kickoff, and continue running the shuttle until 15 minutes after kickoff. We then begin bringing passengers back to Confluence Park from Sports Authority Field at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and continue until 30 minutes after the game ends.  Fare is $7 roundtrip  for the most unique, scenic ride to the game in town! Go Broncos!

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You can help keep Denver’s electric transit history alive by becoming a member and a volunteer. Click here for more details and like us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

Enjoy your ride!

The Platte Valley Trolley at Confluence Park

Ride an open trolley car along the scenic South Platte Greenway and see Denver from an open-air “Breezer”! Our Trolley operates from Confluence Park (REI), past the Downtown Aquarium, Children’s Museum and Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Make a tax-deductible donation today to help with the refurbishment of the Trolley car body and upkeep of the Trolley track. Read more about ways to donate or simply donate here via PayPal (which also takes credit cards):

Our operators are very knowledgeable about the history of the area in which we operate and delight in relating some interesting facts which even some of the locals don’t know. Where can you go and what can you see and do on the Platte Valley Trolley™? Join us for an enjoyable ride back in time before the Interstate and jet planes, back to the time when Grandma was a girl being courted by Grandpa as they took a ride on a Breezer! As our Trolley is an open-air “Breezer,” weather is a factor and we may not operate should the weather be unfavorable.

If you would like to join the Denver Tramway Heritage Society, fill out and mail us your membership application. If you live in the Denver area and would like to learn to operate our Trolley, call the office, e-mail us, or contact our volunteer coordinator and we will set up a training day for you. Volunteers act as ambassadors to the city of Denver, taking visitors on a tour back into the history of the city and providing a window into how Denver came to be the growing city it is today.  It’s really fun…join us!

Photo courtesy Colorado Railroad Museum

This is a photo of the original Denver Tramways sightseeing car sitting in front of the famous Brown Place Hotel. The picture was taken about 1906 and was used on the cover of sheet music entitled “Seeing Denver.” The fare back then was 50 cents for a two-hour/25-mile trip. While we cannot duplicate the original route, our “Breezer” proudly carries on the same tradition — come ride with us!