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Louisville Trolley

Home of the first Louisville Toonerville Trolley. The only one restored and available for your event. Available now for rentals and charters in the Louisville, Bardstown and adjacent Kentucky areas.

Louisville's First Toonerville II Trolley.

 

We have the first of the original fleet of Toonerville II Trolleys that ran the streets of Louisville and gave Downtown its Old Louisville Charm. With their distinctive open balcony backs, these trolleys were especially popular for weddings, events and outings.


Molly is a classic Toonerville II complete with original mahogany wood trim outside and in, brass buttons, lamp house, and bell. How fun is that?

In 2006 TARC was prohibited from providing charter services and the open backed fleet was parked with only occasional excursions for some of the summer Trolley Hops.

In 2012, the last of the open backed fleet was sold off effectively ending this historic vehicles' presence on the streets of Louisville.

 


Almost...


We purchased Toonerville Trolley 1101, the first of the fleet and have lovingly restored it's solid mahogany exterior and steel framework to bring it back into service in the Louisville area.  With an upgraded sound system complete with Ipod connection, Louisville Trolley proudly makes this historic trolley available once again to 'Cruise the 'Ville' for your pleasure.

'Molly' seats up to 21 passengers and has standing accommodations for 16 more. Complete with a handicapped accessible lift, she can accommodate two wheel chair assisted passengers. Its open air, summer design is perfect for spring, summer and fall weddings, proms, bridal events, parties and special events and can be closed up once cooler weather sets in.

Peripheral Seating means the seats line the walls of the trolley and face each other so guests can spend time talking with each other instead of having to twist around to see who is near.

Louisville historical tours featuring the wit and wisdom of Joe Bush and special excursions featuring a New Orleans style Jazz band, Bluegrass band or other special entertainment can be arranged for corporate or other special events. (Tours must be scheduled at least one week ahead of event date.)

 

Features

  • Handicapped accessible.
  • The Classic Toonerville II style you remember and have come to love.The original solid mahogany benches face each other so you can talk, gawk and make faces at each other. Hand straps allow 16 additional standing friends in addition to the 21 who got in first to grab a seat. Brass railings and an updated sound system with Ipod dock complete the environment. No face forward school bus seating in here.
  • Seats 21 (or 17 and up to two wheelchair assisted passengers).
  • Leather handstraps for an additional 16 standing passengers.
  • Solid Mahogany seats, interior and exterior panels.
  • Brass rails, poles and fittings inside and out.
  • Rear balcony, open and fitted with brass rails. Great for photo shoots.
  • Custom sound system with Ipod dock.
  • Peripheral seating allows guest interaction. No school bus seating here.
  • Wireless microphone system for tour guides and corporate hosts.