The Trolley Barn is the physical structure that houses the museum display of the California Trolley & Railroad Corporation (CTRC); this includes vintage restored trolleys, other historic rail vehicles and the machinery that the CTRC volunteers used to restore and continue to use to maintain the trolleys and do the current restoration of a steam locomotive at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.
The Trolley Barn is located within the grounds of History Park in Kelly Park in San Jose, California. The vintage trolleys have two rail lines to operate on within the grounds of Kelly Park (usually Saturdays and Sundays - schedule subject to change).
CTRC is a 501(3)c non profit and is staffed by volunteers; who maintain and restore the rail vehicles, serve as docents (barn hosts) at the Trolley Barn and drive (motormen/conductors) of our restored vintage trolleys. We are always looking for new volunteers (ladies especially welcome) to join our organization.
Mission: To preserve and reflect the rich legacy of rail transportation in the Santa Clara Valley for the educational and recreational benefit of current and future generations.