The New York Transit Museum is looking to energize baseball fans with a blast from the past, later this evening. The museum is bringing out a vintage train that will take fans from Grand Central to Yankee Stadium for the American League Division Series playoff between the Yankees and the Red Sox tonight.
The 1917 IRT Lo-V train began service just a few years before the first pitch was thrown at the original Yankee Stadium. This model still maintains its rattan seats, ceiling fans, and drop sash windows, and offers a glimpse into what subway travel was like in the early 20th century.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to run our vintage trains to Yankee Stadium again!” said Concetta Bencivenga, the director of the New York Transit Museum, in a statement. “Riding the same train cars that were in service back when Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth were dominating the American League makes an already enjoyable trip that much more special.”
The vintage train will leave the uptown 4 platform, at Grand Central, at 6:30 p.m. this evening, and run non-stop on the Lexington Avenue line to 161st Street-Yankee Stadium, completing the trip in about 25 minutes. And all you need to get on board is a swipe of your MetroCard.
The museum will bring back the Nostalgia Train, if the Yankees proceed to Game 4 of the series tomorrow night, with the train leaving Grand Central at 7 p.m.