LA Thompson Scenic Railway

Memories of going to Coney Island Beach as a child in the 1930's and a teenager in the '40s
Born in 1932, Connie Scacciaferro grew up in Ridgewood and enjoyed outings to Coney Island Beach as a young girl. "Anybody thatĀ could carry a shopping bag when we were little, carried a shopping bagĀ on the train to the beach," she says of taking the...
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Trolley car on Surf Avenue
Brooklyn & Queens Transit trolley 2159 on Sea Gate line (Surf Avenue) passing the L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway, which is being rebuilt by the Bonsignore family. Taken from Surf Avenue looking north.
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Loved growing up and raising children in Coney Island
Vivian Palo remembers that as a girl growing up in Coney Island, she would eat breakfast in her swimsuit and then head out to the beach until sunset. Vivian lived in Coney Island until the mid-1970's when crime and the destruction of her home...
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Page 17 of the Glimpses of the New Coney Island book: Coal Mine and Scenic Railway Photograph of the Deep Rift Coal Mine and the LA Thompson Scenic Railway
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Collection type: Book