THE GS TRAM SITE

DENVER

COLORADO, UNITED STATES

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1946

The Denver streetcar system at its greatest post-war extent.




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Denver Streetcar map

INSET: CENTRAL DENVER

Denver downtown streetcar map – 1946




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STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: Denver Tramway Corporation

  1 Broadway Central Loop - 15th St. - Broadway - Alaska Av.
  2 Broadway Central Loop - 15th St. - Broadway - Colorado Av.
  3 Englewood Central Loop - 15th St. - Broadway - Colorado Av. - Englewood (Hampden Av.)
  5 Berkeley / S. Gaylord Berkeley Pk. - W.32nd Av. - 16th St. - 17th St. - Broadway - E. Alameda Av. - S.Gaylord St. - E.Louisiana Av.
  6 E 6th Av. Union Depot - 17th St. - Broadway - E 6th Av. - Madison St.
  7 S. Pearl Central Loop - 15th St. - Broadway - E 1st Av. - Penn St. - S.Pearl St. - E.Jewel Av.
  8 University Park Central Loop - 15th St. - Broadway - E 1st Av. - Penn St. - S.Pearl St. - E.Evans Av. - Denver U.
10 Colfax Central Loop - 15th St. - E.Colfax Av. - Birch St.
14 Aurora Central Loop - 15th St. - E.Colfax Av. - Montclair (Quebec St.)
20 E 17th Av. Union Depot - 17th St. - E.17th Av. - City Park (Monroe St.)
28 W 44th Av. / E 28th Ave. Berkeley Pk. - Lowell Blvd. - 44th Av. - Tejon St. - 16th St. - 17th St. E.28t Av. - Josephine St.
40 Park Hill Union Depot - 17th St. - E.17th Av. - Colorado Blvd. - 23rd Av. - Park Hill (Hudson St.)
61 Larimer Sheridan Blvd. - W.Colfax Av. - Larimer St. - E40th Ave. & High St.
64 E 34th Av. Central Loop - 15th St. - Stout St. - Downing St. - E.34th Av. - Cook St.
72 Cherokee Central Loop - 15th St. - [15th St.] [Back: Curtis St. - 17th St. - Larimer St.] - Curtis St. - 13th St. - Delaware St. - Elati St. - W.6th Av.
75 Barnum Central Loop - Larimer St. - W.Colfax Av. - Federal Blvd. - Knox Court - Barnum
81 Arvada Interurban Loop - 16th St. - W.32nd Av. - Berkeley Pk. - Arvada
82 Leyden Interurban Loop - 16th St. - W.32nd Av. - Berkeley Pk. - Arvada - Leyden
83 Golden Interurban Loop - 16th St. - W.32nd Av. - Berkeley Pk. - Golden
84 Golden Interurban Loop - Champa St. - Larimer St. - W.Colfax Av. - Federal Blvd. - W.12th Av. - Lakewood - Golden


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcars: ca. 180 km.


HISTORY

  • Horse-drawn streetcars: 17 Dec. 1871 - 1890.
  • Electric streetcars (1st generation): 1888 - 3 June 1950.
  • Light rail (2nd generation):7 Oct. 1994 - today.
  • Commuter rail: 22 Apr. 2016 - today.
  • Cable cars: 1888 - 1900.

GAUGE

  • Horse-drawn streetcars: 1067 mm.
  • Streetcars (1st generation): 1067 mm.
  • Light rail (2nd generation) and Commuter rail: 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Lietwiler, C. "Denver: The politics of expansion", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, Aug. 1996 (59: 704), p.300-301.
  • Lietwiler, C. "Denver: Winds of change are blowing cold", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, June 1995 (58: 699), p.170-175.
  • Pharris, K. Riding Denver's Rails: A Mile-High Streetcar History. Charleston (SC): The History Press, 2013.
  • Simons, V. "FasTracks: Denver's Big Bang", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2013 (76: 907), p.294-298.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Denver: Light rail expansion in all directions", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2007 (70: 831), p.92-95.

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