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Denver Tramway Co. 1867 to Regional Transportation District (RTD

Identifier: C Photo Album 250

Scope and Contents

Views of the Denver Tramway Company, Denver City Tramway Company, Denver Tramway Corporation, and the Denver RTD (Regional Transportation District); portraits of DTC and RTD employees, images of streetcars, buses, wrecks, buildings and facilities. The album contains RTD transfers and passes, blueprints of DTC streetcars, an advertisement for the Laclede Car Co., and sundry railroad locomotives. Downtown Denver buildings and landmarks include the Mizpah Arch, Tabor Opera House, State Capitol, among others.


  • between 1867 and 1977?

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Maurice F. Craney was the last president of the Denver Tramway Corp. He began work for the company in 1948 as superintendent of buses and automotive equipment, in 1954 he became supervisor of the mechanical department. He was elected vice president and general manager of the company in 1967 and later served as president until the company was absorbed into the Regional Transportation District.


1 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source: Mrs. Lora Craney.


Title from first album page.


In addition to the 296 photographic prints, the album contains special formats: 2 blueprints, 1 newspaper clipping, 1 Xerox copy of an advertising broadside, 24 RTD transfers, and 19 RTD shopping and monthly passes.


Cover reads: "scrapbook."


Formerly PAFI Album # 250 .


Many photographic prints have inked identification.

Processing Information

photographic prints are warped from glue.

Finding Aid for the Denver Tramway Co. 1867 to Regional Transportation District (RTD)[graphic] /Maurice Craney
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States