A Step Back in Time
Kingston, Ulster County
The non-profit Trolley Museum of New York, located in the Rondout waterfront section of Kingston, has on display trolley cars from around the world. Visitors can also hop on to take a 1 ½ mile trolley ride with stops at T. R. Gallo Park and out to Kingston Point, all while taking in great views of the Hudson River and the Rondout Lighthouse.
Trolley #358, seen here, is making its way towards Kingston Point. This trolley originally operated in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It was manufactured in 1925 by the St. Louis Car Co. for the Johnstown Traction Company. After Johnstown abandoned its street railway in June 1960 the car was sent to Stone Mountain, Georgia, where it operated as part of a tourist ride around the mountain. The Trolley Museum of New York then acquired trolley #358 in 1991 and undertook an extensive restoration. In 2000 trolley #358 began to carry its first Kingston passengers and continues this service today. The trolley weighs 38,380 pounds and originally had seating capacity for 44.
For more information about the Trolley Museum and the trolley rides, check out their website at www.tmny.com.