If you’re unfamiliar, this is the time of year when the museum collaborates with the MTA to offer subway rides on its vintage fleet. Beginning Sunday, November 25, riders will be given the opportunity to “travel through time” for nothing more than the swipe of their MetroCards. The holiday fleet is made up of R1-9 train cars (head here to brush up your knowledge of train car types) that date back to the 1930s and feature rattan seats, paddle ceiling fans, roll signs, incandescent light bulbs, and replica period subway ads.
The vintage trains will depart from Second Avenue on the F line and run along Sixth Avenue to 47-50th Street/Rockefeller Center, before making its way up the Central Park West line, stopping at 59th Street-Columbus Circle and ending at 125th Street in Harlem.
On Sundays, November 25, December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23, and December 30, nostalgia trains will depart from Second Avenue on the F line at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Trains will depart from 125th Street on the A/C/D lines at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.
- Holiday Nostalgia Rides [New York Transit Museum]