Available at: The High Line Shop
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 West Side freight rail line in Manhattan, New York. Friends of the High Line carefully removed and collected the freight rails and spikes during the conversion process. Some of the original freight rail and spikes were left intact during the transformation process.