The High Line Rail Bookends


  • These bookends are 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.  Steel is then lacquer-sealed.  Cork attached to bottom to protect shelf surface.
  • Measures approximately 6" high and each weighs 5.5lbs for dependable support for larger books.
  • Each pair is unique, degree of wear and markings may vary.

Available now at: The High Line Shop 

Additional Product Information

Robert Livingston Stevens The invention of the rail spike is attributed to Robert Livingston Stevens and its first recorded use was in 1832. The spike's purpose is to hold the rail onto the rail tie. In 1982, the spike was still the most common rail fastening method in North America. Spikes are routinely cycled out for wear as railroad conduct maintenance.