“Leaving It Better Than We Found It”
We are The Trolley Museum of New York, founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1955 with four trolley cars and a desire to share the rich history of rail transport and the role it played in American history. In 1983, the museum moved upstate into its current home, at the renovated Ulster & Delaware Railroad yard in Kingston.
Our museum hosts a growing collection of trolleys, subway cars, and railroad equipment, several which have historical significance, such as the Port Authority Trans Hudson PA-1 commuter car no. 143, which survived the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. We run excursions on a 1.5 mile rail line along the Hudson River waterfront, from T.R. Gallo Park on Broadway and East Strand Street to Kingston Point Park.
With a renewed vision and dedication to the Museum as a whole, we aim to share with the general public the rich history of passenger transportation that our museum's founders worked so diligently to preserve over 60 years ago.
You can read a more in-depth summary of our history here at tmny.org/learnmore.