Thursday, September 12, 2019

Wallet card with a remnant of Manhattan's last trolley

Most trolleys in Manhattan were replaced by other modes of transportation by the 1930s. However, the Queensboro Bridge Railway, a trolley service which started at the Manhattan side of the Queensboro bridge, had a stop at Roosevelt Island, and then continued to several stops in Queens. Because there were no other ways to get to Roosevelt Island, this trolley outlasted all of the others, making its last ride in 1957, a few years after the Queensboro Bridge Railway provided a new access to Roosevelt Island. One of the Entrance/Exit kiosks of the trolley still remains, despite many years of rumors about its demise.


  1. For years I worked just a few blocks from that kiosk. Must have walked past it hundreds of times. Now I know the history behind it, thank you!

  2. That's a great bit of history right there, nice to see that there's still something left.

  3. Very cool. Love me some posts with a history lesson built into it.