Friends of the .04 Trolley

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The badges are a typical set that a trainman would have had in the 1940s. The triangle badge
was worn on the 8 point cap that was adopted in 1940 and was in use until 1952 when the wheel and wing badge was introduced. The shield badge was used as an employee pass to be shown to conductors and drivers when off duty. In the 1920s it was also worn on the uniform for a short time. The buttons are standard coat and vest buttons that were used between 1900 and 1951.

This is the form that the motorman or operator would have to fill out at the end of his shift.

Denver Tramway used Johnson fareboxes which had built in counter readout dials and the .04 will have an original farebox as it did during operation.  Click here to see a larger copy of the form The sign says it all but the interurbans ran until July 1 except the .04 that operated until  very early the next day
The title of the picture says it all. -30 - which is press short hand for "end of copy". The picture was take at Kipling looking west towards Golden and the Google Earth picture shows the current scene where RTD had built over the old right of way of Route 83, the line to Golden.  Clipping courtesy John Cox
A well dressed motorman with his badge properly displayed. Courtesy John Cox North Division baseball team. Look at those shirts. I wouldn't mind having one! Click here to see a larger copy of the picture. Courtesy John Cox

In the blizzard of 1913 city cars were fitted with wedge plows and run wherever they could including the interurban lines. Courtesy John Cox Electric car heats occasionally started fires. Courtesy John Cox



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