Long before RTD's light rail system, Denver had another effective and extensive mode of public transit: the streetcar. With rails running all over the city, the system was a large part of everyday life until it was removed in 1950 due to the popularity of the car and changing trends in transportation. While giving bus tours to senior citizens, Kevin Pharris often heard tales of riding streetcars, which inspired him to compile the experiences into a book that traces the history of Denver's transit system: Riding Denver's Rails: A Mile High Streetcar History. He'll discuss his book Saturday afternoon in a lecture at the Forney Museum of Transportation at 1 p.m. surrounded by the museum's collection of railway relics. In advance of the talk, we spoke with Pharris about the loss of this system and anecdotes of the streetcar's past.