Railroad Avenue

Dear Mr. Coney Island...
My grandparents used to live on a small road that was kind of like an alleyway on West 20th street in the mid 1960s. It was called Railroad Road but I cannot find any trace of it as the area has been redone. Would you know whereabouts it might have been?

> Thanks, Chris

Hello Chris, 

Railroad Avenue was the right-of-way for a railroad line that was once located between Surf Avenue and Mermaid Avenue. The Norton's Point trolley ran on this line from the Stillwell Avenue Terminal to Sea Gate until 1948. It was closed off and built over in the 1960s-1970s. There's no longer any trace of this old road. Here's a photo of the old trolley line when it was in operation.



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