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Kingston, New York: Trolley Museum: Last WTC Survivor Car

Trolleys from America and Europe, but the star of the collection is PATH car No. 143, the last car from the last train that survived the collapse of the World Trade Center.

89 E. Strand St., Kingston, NY
From US-9W, just north of the bridge over Rondout Creek, turn west at the stoplight onto Garraghan Drive. At the first stoplight turn left onto Broadway. Drive until the street ends, then turn left onto E. Strand St. Cross under US-9W, and you'll soon see the Museum on the left.
April-Oct. Sa-Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults: $8.
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PATH train survivor of 9/11.

Trolley Museum: Last WTC Survivor Car

PATH car #143 was one of two out of a seven-car train that survived the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center. Because of evacuation orders that day there was no loss of life on the train or at the WTC PATH station. The other surviving car, lead car #745, is on exhibit at The Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, Connecticut.

This museum also has destroyed police car 53100, and a few other 9/11 relics on display.

If you pay admission ($8 adult $6 child) you get an amazing trolley ride with narrative along the Rondout Creek. The tracks go past old lime kilns, a derelict Dayliner, views of the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse, and end at the remains of an old pier that leads to a picnic area that was once Kingston Point Park.

[Annie, 12/13/2020]

Trolley tour.

Trolley Museum of New York

Trolleys from Germany, Belgium, Sweden, and Norway can be seen from the observation window upstairs, and then you are able to walk up close to them downstairs. Notable items in the collection include a Holmenkolbanen No. 3. Tram built in 1897 and used by King Olav V of Norway; a Boston subway car, "The T;" and the PATH PA-1 commuter No. 143 -- the last surviving car from the train that was parked deep beneath the World Trade Center Twin Towers when they collapsed on 9/11.

[Taylor B, 06/07/2019]

The Museum opened in Brooklyn in 1955 and moved to Kingston in 1983.

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