Above: a white horse believed to be "Gladstone", awaits his ride back down the hill.
Length: 18 feet
Width: 6 feet
Height: 10 feet
Carried on a 4 wheel truck with iron wheels, measuring 5 feet from center to center
Exterior: painted yellow with brown trim, stained glass clestory windows
Front platform: 31 inches by 63 inches
Rear platform: 46 inches by 33 inches
Interior: one eleven foot long seat on each side, covered in flowered cloth
7 feet from floor to ceiling at the tallest point
Above: was this "Old Dick", the last horse to pull the car?
Today the car is beautifully displayed in the lobby of the Englewood Civic Center along with historic photographs and other memorabilia, safe from the elements, where it can be enjoyed by all.
"Lets take a trip, on memory's ship, back to the long ago.
Back to the days, and old-fashioned ways, Mother and Dad used to know.
Let's take a ride on the old horse car, that goes up to Cherrelyn.
Oh the horse pulls you up, then he gets inside, and he rides back down again.
You wear your best Sunday bonnet, I'll bring my old mandolin.....
And we'll take a ride on the old horse car, that goes up to Cherrelyn."
----The Old Horse Car (That goes up to Cherrelyn)
Music and lyrics by Forrest Johnson and Ozie Waters
I would like to extend my greatful thanks to the City of Englewood Colorado, especially representatives of the City Managers office, for making possible my visit to document and photograph the car as it is today. The kindness I was shown and the special access I was granted in order to photograph and gather this record is gratefully acknowledged.