One lifetime. Generations of memories.

                            A timeline of streetcar service in Denver.

1871 – Horsedrawn streetcars begin service

1888 – Denver Tramway Company begins cable car service

1889 – Horsedrawn streetcars end service

1900 – Last cable car converted to electric trolley

Tramway Powerhouse in 1903, now REI (Courtesy Denver Public Library)

1901 – Tramway Power facility opens

1919 – Buses begin service

16th Street Viaduct circa 1915 (Courtesy Denver Public Library)

1929 – Denver Tramway buys out start-up bus companies

1945 – World War II ends, personal automobile sales increase dramatically

1950 – Streetcar service ends

12th & Broadway date unknown (Courtesy John Hammond)

1971 – Remnants of Denver Tramway Company sold to the City of Denver

1974 – Regional Transportation District created

1994 – Light rail begins service, bringing back a taste of what was

Convention Center Station opening December 2004

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