A vintage dreamer’s delight come true! Ride around Manhattan this month for a chance to travel back into the past aboard one of their vintage train cars and buses. The New York Transit Museum will run their ageless fleet on December Sundays, starting the 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. Find their R1-9 train cars, manufactured in 1930, along the F line from 2nd Avenue to Lexington/63rd Avenue, and the Q at Lexington/63rd up to 96th Street.
In celebrating the spirit of New York City and the bear bones that made it the world metropolis it is today, we hope that travelers and locals alike will make time among the rush and bustle to head underground and see the past come to life. With a ride on the Nostalgia Train, you’ll think less about your destination and more about how getting there– the Old Fashioned way– really was the way to go. The modest lights, the rivets that dot the train like rugged embroidery, and down to the vaguely luxurious cushioned seating recreate the inviting mode of transit that any New Yorker after a long day can look forward to when getting in between– now at the same cost of a train that lacks in the charm of yesteryear’s commuting comforts.
The time is now or never then, to purchase your seat and hop aboard! At least, now, or until another year, like the R1, rolls by for a second chance of a charming commute.
Round trip fare: $5.50 on the F or Q Lines, find more info at nytransitmuseum.org