Electric Trolley

Car 50 was built by the Mc Guire-Cummings Company of Paris, Illinois in 1915. The builder’s photo shows that it was originally built and lettered for the CCW. Records indicate that it was originally painted in Pullman green. Sometime in its later life, it was painted in the present colors of orange and maroon. This car is a prime example of the combination baggage, mail and passenger type of interurban car that ran between cities and towns in more densely populated areas of the country. Car 50 ran between Charles City, Iowa and the nearby communities of Marble Rock and Colwell, all in the northeastern part of Iowa. More information…

Trolley Schedule and Pricing

  • 30 minute ride to downtown and return
  • Most Saturdays from Memorial Day Weekend through October 31
  • Trolley operates from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM
  • Tickets are $2 for adults – children free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult
  • Tickets are available for purchase from the motorman on board the trolley
  • Tickets do not include museum admission
  • Due to the age and history of this car, it is not ADA accessible