CTRC - The California Trolley and Railroad Corporation.
Preserving the historical heritage of railroading and trolleys in the Santa Clara Valley of California.

1903 Santa Cruz/Santa Clara Trolley Car (#1)

ImageCar 1 was built by the Sacramento Electric, Gas and Railway Company in 1903.  It is an exact replica of a trolley that operated in Santa Clara along the Alameda from 1905 to 1930. The car has been fully restored and repainted in its original yellow and green color scheme.  The interior is solid ash.  It returned to service in San Jose on Autust 3, 1990.
(From Historic Trolley Rider's Guide, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)

This trolley car is in service from Memorial Day to Labor Day on the light rail tracks on First Street from the San Jose Civic Center to Downtown . Trolley service hours are from about 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.  Rides can be purchased from the ticket machines at any Downtown Center Plaza or Civic Center light rail station.  Use the fare button marked "Historic Trolley".  When not in service, special tours of the maintenance facility where this trolley is stored can be arranged by calling (408) 299-8600 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays.

This trolley car may be chartered for use in the downtown area.  If you are interested, contact the TA representative at (408) 321-7519.

 

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