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Platte Valley Trolley is on 9News!

On the Wednesday (September 4) morning news broadcasts, Colleen Ferreira, reporter for 9News, reported on the Broncos game shuttle as one of the public transportation options to get to the NFL opening game on Thursday, when the Broncos will beat the Ravens. Good coverage for the trolley, and great news for Broncos fans!  Also, see if you can spot long-time volunteer Don Hulse walking by the trolley in the overhead shots — we were prepping for Target First Tuesday when a helicopter (unknown to us) was taking video of the trolley!

Click here to watch the report.

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Denver & Intermountain Interurban Car 25 Open House

Saturday, August 10, 2013, was a fine day for the Open House of Interurban Car No. 25.  The car is now owned by the City of Lakewood, and the Open House was organized under the auspices of the Lakewood Heritage Center.  The weather was grand, and it did not even rain, as it had last year.  At least 177 folks rode the car, and had an enjoyable time.  Part of the enjoyment though was, “talking about the good old days,” when public transportation was much different than it is now and more fun.  Many a story was retold and told again.  It was a very pleasant day!

Volunteers Lee Ryan, Don Hulse, Lee Wellbrock, and Tom Peyton from the Platte Valley Trolley helped operate the interurban car while Paul Wegener and Stephanie Shulman helped with the Platte Valley Trolley information table.

Mr. Wegener, Reporter.

Photos courtesy Paul Wegener.

The beautifully restored Car 25.

Car 25 rolls on the tracks near its temporary home at the Denver Federal Center.

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2012 Season Opening and “Doors Open Denver”

The Trolley’s 2012 Season will start on 4/14.

Doors Open Denver days are 4/14 and 4/15, and the Trolley is free both days, operating from 10 am to 4 pm each day. The Trolley will operate 4/21 and 4/22 and normal fares ($5 Adult, $2 Children 4–13) will apply.

Starting 4/27 the Trolley will operate Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and normal fares ($5 Adult, $2 Children 4–13) will apply. The first car departs at Noon, trips depart ever half hour thereafter, and the last car departs at 3:30 pm. This schedule will apply for the balance of the season.

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Platte Valley Trolley Day

Saturday, August 27 is Platte Valley Trolley Day. Ride the trolley from 10 am to 4 pm. Several vintage motorcars will also be available for passengers @ $5.00 per ride. Free ice cream will be served between 1 and 3 pm!

Come join us for the fun!

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Opening Day and “Doors Open Denver ” were very successful

April 16 was the first day of our 2011 operating season and, this year, was combined with the Trolley’s participation in “Doors Open Denver”.   Doors Open Denver  is a two-day event celebrating architecture, and design with over 70 sites open to the public.  We provided free rides for all passengers both days, transporting 325 riders on Saturday and 373 on Sunday.  A “straw poll” taken Sunday revealed passengers from not only Colorado but also from Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Utah, Georgia, California, and Washington State.

Volunteers who made this possible included Lee Ryan, Darrell Arndt, Bruce Vincent, June Roller, Don Hulse, Chuck Mackey, Liz Cohan, Tom Peyton, Don Awalt, Jay Richards, and Arthur Dahlin.

Special thanks to Tom Peyton for the  report and Darrell Arndt for pictures.

A few good looking passengers giving us a thumbs up.

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