5. Virtual Holiday Nostalgia Train Experience

Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

Riding the New York City Transit Museum’s vintage subway cars is a beloved annual tradition during the holidays in NYC. While this year, the cars didn’t make it to the tracks due to COVID-19, you can still get your nostalgic transit fix by taking part in the museum’s new Virtual Holiday Nostalgia Train experience. In the video, you can watch the museum’s historic 1930s R1/9 cars travel from the beginning to the end of the line. The virtual experience takes you behind-the-scenes to see the historic train at the MTA’s 207th Street Yard.

Want more? You can also see behind-the-scenes footage from the building of the museum’s holiday train show and a time-lapse of the annual exhibit from the point of view of one of the miniature model trains. That’s something you can’t get in person!