MTA Rolls Out Holiday Nostalgia Train
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City subway rolls out a blast from the past.
The MTA’s Holiday Nostalgia Train is leaving the station this Sunday and every Sunday through the end of the year.
WCBS 880’s Todd Glickman reports
The train is made up of cars that ran from the 1930s to 1970s.
The clanging brakes and train whistle are a bit noisier than the trains of today, but gives passengers a chance to relive the subways of decades past.
Jeremy from San Francisco grew up in New York but said he made it a point to come back east for the Nostalgia Train.
“Well, it gave me a chance to sort of relive my childhood. Riding these trains all the time when I was a kid, haven’t seen them in a while. And so it’s fun that one time a year just to come back and feel like you’re 6 years old all over again,” he told WCBS 880’s Todd Glickman.
The trains feature ceiling fans, padded wicker seats and incandescent light bulbs.
Volunteers help restore the train, which runs between Second Avenue and Queens Plaza on the M line.
“It’s wonderful to watch the people’s faces and watch people get to enjoy living history,” a volunteer told Glickman.
The complete schedule:
Leaving 2nd Ave.
Leaving Queens Plaza
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