The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us. And, occasionally, New York City acknowledges the delightful mystery surrounding its hour transportation system. The annual "Holiday Nostalgia" train line, seen above, is a perfect example of this. The train line, consisting of eight vintage New York subway cars from several different eras, runs for a few weekends each year — from the Sunday after Thanksgiving to the end of the year, only on Sundays. So what'd we do? We got on the train and took a ride, of course!
Holiday Nostalgia Train of R1/9 Cars, Holiday Nostalgia Rides. Celebrate the magic of New York City during the holidays with a ride back in time on our. Nov 25, The New York Transit Museum’s annual Holiday Nostalgia Trains will once again take you on a ride back in time. For just a swipe of a MetroCard ($), vintage s R trains will take riders on a unique route, starting at the Second Avenue F train station in Lower Manhattan.
People are charmed by both the similarities and differences between modern subway cars and those of yesteryear.
Maybe dress the part, too? If you're like me, you see the words "holiday nostalgia" and your face immediately lights up like the whole of Dyker Heights in December. Just those two happy words seem to offer a chance to escape back to a simpler time time, long before headlines like these came to darken our days. Back when we didn't even know what it meant to be " crush loaded. So let's all hop aboard the holiday nostalgia train, departing select local train stations express stops between 2nd Avenue and th Street in Manhattan, full schedule below on the six Sundays between Thanksgiving and New Years.