Yankees fans can hop on a vintage train to the Bronx Bombers’ home opener for a trip down memory lane.
The New York Transit Museum is rolling out an 102-year-old 1917 IRT Lo-V train to shuttle fans from Manhattan to the South Bronx for today’s opening day game against the Baltimore Orioles.
The historic train model was first operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company before the city took over in 1940. The fleet of some 1,200 cars began service just a few years before the opening pitch was thrown at the original Yankee Stadium and transported passengers across the city for more than five decades. Subway cars feature rattan seats, ceiling fans, and drop sash windows—ideal conditions for game day selfies with a throwback Thursday tie-in.
They were originally retired from the system in the 1960s, but for the price of a mere MetroCard swipe, fans can hop on the old school ride to take them out to the ballgame.
”Can you think of a better way to get to the Yankees Home Opener than hopping aboard a 1917 train for the trip to the stadium?” New York Transit Museum Director Concetta Bencivenga said in a statement. “We are delighted to be able to take you back in time and to the Bronx, just swipe your MetroCard and meet us on the platform.”
The so-called nostalgia train is scheduled to leave the uptown 4 train platform of 42nd Street-Grand Central at 11 a.m. on March 28th and will whizz non-stop up the Lexington Avenue Line to the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium station.