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Denver Gas & Electric Light Co. Photos, circa 1920

Denver Gas & Electric Light Co. truck #166, circa 1920 near Blake St. and Park Ave West in Denver.

Two weekends ago, when I was up working the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club booth at the Rocky Mountain Train Show in Denver, I came across an old Public Service Co binder of photos for sale. Unlike most stuff at the show, most of the photos inside weren’t railroad related, and the vendor sold me the whole thing for a $20. Inside were all sorts of photos from the Denver Gas & Electric Light Company.

Denver Gas & Electric Light Co was created out of Denver’s two major utility players in 1910 – the Denver Gas & Electric Company and Lacombe Electric Company. It lasted until 1923, when it was merged with a number of other utilities to create Public Service Co., which eventually became Xcel Energy today.

If you like vintage vehicles, vintage utility equipment, or just old views of Denver, read on…

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