Description One of the trolley cars now residing at the Trolley Museum in Kingston, New York, USA.The Trolley Museum of New York, a non-profit organization, is located at 89 East Strand, Kingston, New York.The museum was founded in 1955 in Brooklyn to save some of the last trolley cars still in New York City. During the early years of the museum's existence, it had no permanent home. The growing collection of trolley and subway cars were stored in various locations, such as Staten Island and northern New Jersey. On a few occasions until the city took down the last of the overhead wire in the early 1960's, the museum operated a Swedish trolley car on McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn. The museum also held movie nights for members in a Peter Witt streetcar at St. George, Staten Island.In 1983 the museum finally found a permanent home in Kingston, occupying the abandoned Rondout shops area, MP 1, of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad (U&D). As a condition of the museum's charter with the city of Kingston, the museum had to immediately begin public operations. At the time, everything in the museum collection was electric powered and the U&D tracks were not equipped for electric operation. The museum acquired a Doodlebug (a former Sperry Rail Service car) from Connecticut and began public operation on July 4, 1983. At first, less than a mile of track was usable, but within two years the run was extended to Kingston Point to provide scenic views of the Hudson River.The Museum leases from the City of Kingston the former U&D line from Kingston Point, MP 0, to 100 feet west of East Chester Street, MP 2.4. Current operations are from the Museum's headquarters at MP 1 to Kingston Point, and also along former branch trackage along The East Strand. In 2000 the museum began operating a trolley from Johnstown, Pennsylvania after a nine year restoration. The Trolley Museum of NY currently runs car 358 from 12- 5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Monday Holidays between Memorial Day and Columbus Day. The
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