Trolley History

The original public transit system of Cheyenne was the Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley System of 1887. These were carriages connected to a light rail that were pulled.by a horse or mule. The 1st run was from the Depot to the Capitol carrying Legislators. Five years later the company was deemed unprofitable. about_history_fr.jpg 
After a 16-year hiatus, trolleys returned with the incorporation of the Cheyenne Electric Railway Company. These newfangled vehicles  traveled on rails. They fulfilled a need for transportation to Ft DA Russell from town.  The company operated multiple lines  and had an amusement park, conveniently located at the end of a spur line. The company was purchased and transformed into a bus line by 1929.


Trolley Today

On May 18, 1988, trolleys returned to Cheyenne. We are now in our 30th year . about_today.jpg

Today we are going strong with 3 trolleys running, providing colorful tales of past & present along the way.

Our Conductors

Trolley_2487-1.JPGValerie Martin: Since 1993. Val helped create the tours as we know them today, being a part of the trolley family for 25 years. Her father also drove the trolleys, and they made quite a team. Val also drives a school bus.

Meet all our conductors!