Denver's Street Railways
Vol. 1: 1871-1900
Not an Automobile in Sight
By Don Robertson, Rev. Morris Cafky, E.J. Haley.
Color laminated hardcover with clear plastic jacket, 8.5x11", 352 pages, 282 pictures, 60 streetcar route maps. 1999.
" Beginning with the horse car era, 1871 to 1874, the Denver City Railway's little cars rolled along the streets in Denver. The Denver Tramway made history between 1885 and 1887 experimenting with the first electric cars. The Tramway later consolidated all transit companies into one.
"Earlier rivalry between companies brought cable cars to the city. In addition, the narrow-gauge Denver Circle line operated steam-powered service over city streets. In time, the Denver Tramway operated electric trolleys in metro Denver."