3. Holiday Nostalgia Train Ride
If you ever wanted to travel back in time, you can get a taste of the past with the Transit Museum’s Holiday Nostalgia Rides. Every year, on select days vintage 1930s R1-9 train cars go into regular service on the F, A, C, and D lines of the subway. The trains start running between 2nd Avenue in Lower Manhattan all the way up to 125th street on Sunday, November 25th. For the price of a regular MetroCard swipe, you can ride in one of the original cars of the IND, the first subway company operated by the City of New York which opened in 1932. The cars feature rattan seats, paddle ceiling fans and vintage advertisements. There will also be vintage buses driving around the city starting December 3rd!
Head to the Transit Museum’s website for a full list of schedules and routes for the vintage subway cars and buses.