The High Line Rail Paperweight


What to get the New Yorker who (thought) they had everything?  How about a gift that carries the weight of NY history?  

  • This paperweight is crafted from authentic steel rail salvaged from the iconic High Line in New York.
  • Secured directly from and licensed by Friends of the High Line.
  • Rail is cleaned, cut & hand-polished to a smooth finish with safetied edges.  Steel is then lacquer-sealed. 
  • At 6" high and just over 2 lbs, those loose papers aren't going anywhere.  
  • Each is unique, degree of wear may vary.
  • Certificate of Authenticity included.

Additional Product Information

The West Side line of New York City connected 34th Street to St. John’s Park Terminal. It functioned in the heart of NYC as a freight transport for agricultural goods such as frozen turkeys until the line fell into disuse in the '80s. Friends of the High Line approached Tokens & Icons with materials that were removed during the conversion of the rail line.

Friends of the High Line carefully removed and collected the freight rails and spikes during the rejuvenation. Some of the original freight rail and spikes were left intact during the transformation process.