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The Fort Collins Trolley will, once again, ride the rails up and down historic Mountain Ave between City Park and Old Town. After a winter of maintenance and track updates, the 1919 and 1922 restored streetcars will be operating on weekends and holidays–April 30 through September 25–noon to 5 pm. No reservations are required. The streetcar is the original electric vehicle. Its riders are immediately transported back to early twentieth-century urban life as they step into the steel and wood Birney Safety Car.
After passengers board and take a seat on the reversible bench seats, the trolley belts out its signature “Clang, Clang” and travels at speeds up to 15 MPH up and down the tree-lined boulevard. Do not expect to go unnoticed as you feel the breeze blowing through the open windows. You will see current-day cell phones pointed in your direction, capturing a photo of the nostalgic sight. Also, flex your wrist and prepare to wave as if you are in a parade while the trolley passes smiling civilians on the street. Spark up a special occasion for family, colleagues, or a classroom with a private trolley charter.
The Birney Cars are available as charters for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other private parties on any day of the week. Email email@example.com for rates and scheduling. The Fort Collins Trolley is operated by the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society, an all-volunteer organization that relies on donations to keep history on “the track.”