Historic Trolley has new owner in Great Falls
The Historic Trolley has been sold and will be back in action soon.
Aaron Kueffler purchased the 1984 Transicorp Trolley.
The Downtown Great Falls Association previously owned the trolley and listed it for sale in mid-January for $12,000.
Kellie Pierce, operations director for the association, said they’ve replaced and repaired parts on the trolley and offered a variety of tours over the last four years.
“We just can’t continue to operated in the red with it,” Pierce said earlier this year. “It needs its own tour management.”
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Kueffler was born and raised in Great Falls and has a passion for the rich history of the city, according to DGFA.
Kueffler plans to continue running summer tours and Christmas luminaria tours.
The Historic Trolley will also be available to rent for private charters for weddings, conferences, or other functions within the Great Falls area.
Kueffler plans to start summer tours in June. Tour schedules and booking opportunities will be available through the website www.gftrolley.com or by calling 406-868-2913.
The DGFA will partner with Kueffler and the Historic Trolley for the annual Ghost Tours, Brothel Tours and Art Tours.
The trolley was founded in 1996. DGFA took over operations four years ago.
The association has offered downtown tours and special tours like luminaria, brothels, haunted tours and offered private trolley rentals. Revenues from the tours and rentals fund the association’s operations, which works to promote and market the downtown.
The trolley’s engine was replaced in 2008 and has 31,494 miles. The automatic transmission was replaced last summer. It seats 20.