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

1928 Milan Trolley Car (#2001)

ImageCar 2001 was built in 1928 by Officine Mechaniche Lodigiane in Lodi, Italy and ran on the Milan tramway system until the Mid 1980s.  It was donated in 1986 to the San Jose Trolley Corporation for restoration.  The car is one of the first designed as "Pay as you Pass" trolley.  It is carpeted and is painted in two shades of green.  Car 2001 began service in San Jose on October 13, 1992.
(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 on the entire Santa Clara Valley Light Rail system.  If you are interested, contact the TA representative at (408) 321-7519.

 

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