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Vintage Subway Cars Reappear To Spread Some Holiday Cheer

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It's holiday time in New York City. Decked-out department store windows are on full display, the Rockefeller Center tree is in place, and the MTA in collaboration with the New York Transit Museum is rolling out some of its vintage fleet to milk just a few more feels from the end of the year (h/t Gothamist). For the next three Sundays, eight-car trains that date back to the 1930s and ran until the 1970s will carry riders once more.

The trains will run along the F line between Second Avenue and Queens Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on December 13, 20, and 27. A MetroCard swipe is enough to get onboard, and passengers who ride to the end of the line (er, Second Avenue) will be greeted by a museum pop-up shop that will be open on Sunday's during the nostalgia rides.

The cars were ordered for the Independent Subway System (IND) and include rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent light bulbs, and roll signs for passenger information. Known as City Cars, they preceded the modern subway car with their increased standing capacity and additional doors.

The MTA is also bringing back a selection of vintage buses that ran from the 1940s through the 1980s. The buses will run along the M42 line on weekdays through December 18. Vintage buses will also be on display at Union Square, Herald Square, and at the Circle Line Terminal.
· Nostalgia Trains and Buses Are Back For the Holidays [Curbed]
· MTA New York City Transit, NY Transit Museum Ring in Holidays with Vintage Buses, Subways [MTA]
· You Can Now See NYC Holiday Window Displays From Home [Curbed]