The Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation was founded in 1982 to acquire, restore and operate an authentic Colorado Springs streetcar. This mission has been fulfilled except for operating our cars on the city’s streets. You will see the first trolley we acquired and are now restoring. It was purchased by Winfield Scott Stratton in 1901 and became the “Drunkard’s Special,” since it ran from dry Colorado Springs to Manitou via wet Old Colorado City. We have since acquired many other cars, some of which came from Philadelphia. You will take a ride on one of these cars. You will see four model railroads in operation, including our prize, the Polar Express, also a baggage car under restoration by the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, colleagues in our efforts to bring our past into the present. We’ll visit a caboose and a separate museum dedicated to the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad which terminated at the 1888 Rock Island roundhouse that anchors our museum. You’ll enjoy our many photographs and other memorabilia that tell the history of streetcar operation in Colorado Springs from 1887 to 1932. You will witness living history on rails for an enjoyable evening.
(Just south of Fillmore and C&C Sand & Gravel Co.), Colorado Springs
Water on the premises is non-potable – DO NOT DRINK! Water for drinking will be provided.
Check-in time: 6:00 P.M. Tours to start at 6:30 P.M.
No charge, but donations welcomed
Disabled access: Yes
HPA Coordinator: John Haney
Tour Guides: Members of Trolley Museum Staff