Between the looming Metrocard fare hike and the L-pocalypse, your feelings about the MTA are probably pretty grinchy right now. But let this serve as a cheery reminder that the Transit Museum’s Nostalgia Trains are back on the rails for the holiday season. They made their debut on Saturday, as you can see from the ‘gram below, and will creak back to life December 4, 11, and 18. The train cars, which were in service from the ’30s through the ’70s, will leave from Second Avenue F stop at 10am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm on those Sundays, and make all stops to Queens Plaza.
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If you’ve never been on one of the Transit Museum’s throwback rides, here’s their description of what to expect: “This special eight-car subway train of R1-9 cars from the 1930s is complete with rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent bulb lighting, drop-sash style windows, vintage roll signs, and original advertisements.”
You had me at rattan seats. Here’s video of a ride from some years ago.
If you’re not on board with trains, some buses from the ’50s and ’60s will be cruising down the M42 route and on display in Union Square from Dec. 5 to 21, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.