Travel back in time now on New York City Subway Holiday Vintage subway cars from the 1930s to the 1970s.
If you are from way back then and would like to get nostalgic on the good old days now is your time!
You can catch a ride on these classic R1/9 subway cars at stations along M line between Queens Plaza and 2 Av, on November 27 and December 4, 11, and 18 between 10:05 a.m. and 4:44 p.m. . More details are available on the MTA website. You can board the train at these stations:
- QUEENS PLAZA
23 St-Ely Av
Lexington Av/53 St
5 Av/53 St
47-50 Sts/Rockefeller Center
42 St Bryant Park
34 St Herald Sq
23 St (6 Av)
14 St (6 Av)
W 4 St Wash Sq
2nd AVENUE (F line)
This is an annual holiday tradition in New York City that drives in the holiday spirit not only for the nostalgic but Kids and adults alike that love trains!
You might just sit where famous passengers, , like jazz composer Billy Strayhorn once did while dreaming up his song “Take the A Train”.
Indeed, the old subway cars seem to jazz up the sounds if you listen carefully to the clanging of the doors and connectors between the cars while the incandescent bulbs go on and off. Relive the memories like an elderly lady with the son that shouted “she brought me up on these trains”…
The period-costumed characters seem like ghost appearing from the past as they pass through the cars reliving the daily ride and life from way back then.
The NYC nostalgia train.
Come relive, educate and have fun! This is only once a year and the experience is just not the same in the museum…. unless you are sitting there, remembering your experience from this ride!