Holiday Nostalgia Rides
Celebrate the magic of New York City during the holidays with a ride back in time on our vintage fleet of subway cars and buses. This holiday season, we continue the tradition of placing our vintage R1-9 train cars and a selection of our vintage buses from decades past in regular service on the Sixth Avenue local line and the M42 bus route. Don’t miss your chance to travel through time – for just the cost of a MetroCard swipe!
Catch the Holiday Nostalgia Train on November 26, December 4, 11, and 18 at any Sixth Avenue local stop between Second Avenue and Queens Plaza. This special eight-car subway train of R1-9 cars from the 1930s is complete with rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent bulb lighting, drop-sash style windows, vintage roll signs, and original advertisements.
Train departs from Second Avenue at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, and 4:00pm.
Selections from the Museum’s vintage fleet of buses will be in service on the M42 route, Monday through Friday, December 5 – 21 from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with additional buses on display at Union Square and Herald Square. Some of this year’s special guests include Bus 3100 (1956), the first air-conditioned transit buses nationwide; Bus 9098 (1958), part of the last order of “Old Look” style buses from General Motors; and Bus 8466 (1966), the first bus to feature illuminated advertising signs on each side.
Note: Equipment is subject to change. Vintage train and bus service is weather permitting.