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 .04 Trolley operated between downtown Denver, Arvada, Leyden and Golden from 1902 to 1950 and has sat idle for 60 years. The goal is to restore and permanently display the trolley in Arvada.
To support this work, a fundraising benefit will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at 1415 Platte St. in Denver (behind the REI store). The evening will include an open trolley ride along the South Platte River, music and much more to round out a celebratory evening. Tickets are available at the Arvada Historical Society, 7307 Grandview Ave., or at Eventbrite.com. All proceeds will directly support the effort to save the .04 Trolley.
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 this and other fundraising efforts to restore the trolley, visit friendsofthe04trolley.com.