The 1911 Denver & Intermountain Interurban No. 25 provided
service in the first half of the twentieth century between Golden
and Denver, Colorado. The car operated over Route 84 of the
system from 1911 until the end of service in 1950. Car No. 25
is also important as the only known surviving example of a completely
intact, standard gauge, electric interurban railway car of its
type designed and built by the Woeber Car and Carriage Company
of Denver. No. 25 and the Denver & Intermountain Railroad remains
an excellent relic from the once booming street car industry.
The D&IM was a thirteen-mile line that began as a steam-powered
railroad. Electrification in 1909 allowed it to eventually penetrate
downtown Denver where its interurban cars, including No. 25
by 1911, carefully negotiated the city streets.
Although Car No. 25 and its sister car No. 24 were typical
of hundreds of interurban trolley cars that operated throughout
the nation. Due to the wholesale demolition of trolley cars
after the end of electrical rail passenger service in 1950,
No. 25 is now rare in that it is the only known surviving, intact,
standard gauge, electric interurban railway car of this type
built by the Woeber Car Company in the country. Car No. 25 also
has the distinction of being the only interurban car from Route
84 to survive and is the only completely intact Denver Tramway
Company car known to exist.
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