San Jose, CA
The California Trolley and Railroad Corporation restores and operates historical streetcars on the grounds of Kelly Park and inside the History San José park at 635 Phelan Avenue, San José, CA. An all Volunteer mission to preserve and reflect the rich legacy of rail transportation in the Santa Clara Valley for the educational and recreational benefit of current and future generations Established in 1982, CTRC, the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The California Trolley and Railroad Corporation hours of operation are generally Saturdays and Sundays between 11 am and 3:30 pm (fair weather only) and service does not run on a set schedule. Trolley rides are by donation and entrance to the park is free or subject to special event day fees. Typically only one trolley will be in operation. The 1912 "California Car" #124, built by the American Car Company in St. Louis, Missouri for the San Jose Railroad or the 1922 Birney Safety Car #143, built by the St. Louis Car Co. The Trolley Barn is often open for visitors most weekends from 11 am to 4 pm. Inside there are interactive displays, numerous restored vehicles such as the 1927 Kleiber Oil Truck, 1863 San Francisco Horse Drawn Street Car #7, "Little Buttercup" a 1899 Baldwin Locomotive Works steam engine and a 1916 Detroit Electric Touring Car. Also on display outside on the park grounds are a 1921 Port Huron Traction Engine and Southern Pacific Railroad's 0-6-0 steam locomotive #1215 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1913.