All members receive our informal Trolley Fare newsletter and a six-ride pass upon joining and at each renewal. Members also elect directors at the annual meeting each January. Lifetime members recieve a special membership card and unlimited rides on Car 21.
For more information on joining our Society, please fill out and mail us
If you enjoy meeting people, want to learn more local history, have fun showing kids the thrill of riding the rails, or simply want to be a part of our unique, living history organization...the trolley is the place for you! We are an all-volunteer group that operates on weekend and holiday afternoons from May through September. Each operating day requires two conductor/motorman crews, one starting at Noon and the other at 2:30 pm. On holidays, we also open the restored depot in City Park to handle the increased patronage and sell souviners.
We currently have openings for new volunteers in both operation and maintanence. Training begins each year in April. Open topics below for more info.
As a new volunteer, we'll teach you how to safely operate a fully restored, antique streetcar or learn the art of being a trolley conductor. Senior motormen and conductors provide classroom training covering the basics of operation and interacting with people. They'll work with you during hands-on sessions on the car, first without passengers, then on regularly scheduled runs. After the initial training, you can complete the hands-on training at your own pace, until you are ready to "test out" as a qualified motorman or conductor. To keep our proficiency up, we conduct annual safety re-qualification sessions for motormen.
After you are certified to operate or conduct, you can request an account on our online schedule so you can reserve work shifts on the car. Each weekend day includes two work shifts: Noon-2:30 pm and 2:30-5 pm, ensuring that eight volunteers get to work on the car each weekend. You can schedule up to two shifts on the car each month during our May thru September operating season. You'll probably find that showing our visitors what it was like to ride a trolley is more fun than work.
Once you are a qualified motorman or conductor, you will join the ranks of a select few in the USA who are keeping up the art of working on a real electric trolley. Although our annual training session occurs in April, we're happy to accept new volunteers any time during our operating season.
Make a Donation
You can help us expand the Mountain Ave. barn by either making a donation (please write barn expansion on your check) or by purchasing a personalized engraved brick to be installed at our trolley stop at Mountain and Howes Sts. The bricks are clear red pavers with up to three 20-character lines of your choosing. Sample bricks are available at the depot in City Park and at the events listed below. More information and application forms are available at out depot in City Park or by contacting Alan Cram at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can drop off your donation either on the trolley or at the depot (when open) or on Saturday mornings at the
Howes St. barn or by mailing it to:
PO Box 635
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Upcoming fund-raising events: