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

1913 San Jose Trolley Car (#73)

ImageCar 73 was built by the Jewett Car Company in Newark, Ohio. It ran in San Jose for the San Jose Railroad from 1913 to 1934, when it was sold for use as housing on Old Almaden Road.  Car 73's exterior resembles bright yellow Car 129, while its rich mahogany interior is almost identical to Car 124.  Car 73 returned to service on May 12, 1989.
(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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