Nostalgia Rides

Nostalgia Rides

New York Transit Museum Nostalgia Rides transport straphangers to another age, using the same equipment that city dwellers would have ridden more than a century ago. Nostalgia Rides offer a chance to experience New York City transportation history firsthand en route to some of the City’s great attractions. One of the Museum’s most treasured traditions, Nostalgia Rides often reflect a time before automated voice announcements, air conditioning or bright fluorescent lighting. Guests can sit on the seats, hold onto the handrails, read the vintage advertisements, and travel through time to the early days of the New York subway system.

Summer 2018 Nostalgia Rides 

Beach Bound: Coney Island
Sunday, July 8th, 10 am – 5 pm
General Public: $50 Adults / $25 Children
Museum Members: $35 Adults / $20 Children 

Join us on our ever-popular, boardwalk-bound Coney Island Nostalgia Train! Ride our 1910s BMT B-Type Standards and 1920s BMT D-Type Triplex cars for a two-hour jaunt to Coney Island. Once we arrive at our seaside destination, brave the rides at Luna Park, check out the action on the legendary Boardwalk, or nosh on one of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs.
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To the Rockaways by Rail!
Saturday, August 4th, 11 am – 5 pm
General Public: $50 Adults / $25 Children
Museum Members: $35 Adults / $20 Children 

Celebrate summer by taking our 1930s R-1/9 vintage train cars on a trip from our own Court Street station home in Brooklyn to Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street in Queens. Bring a picnic and take a dip in the ocean, or enjoy additional rides on our vintage trains before heading out to explore the boardwalk.
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Spring 2018 Nostalgia Rides 

Centennials & Cemeteries: Woodlawn Nostalgia Ride 
Sunday, April 15th, 11 am – 5 pm
General Public: $50 Adults / $25 Children
Museum Members: $35 Adults / $20 Children 

Venture uptown on our WWI-era IRT Subway cars for to mark the centennial of the opening of Woodlawn station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line and explore Woodlawn Cemetery on a special guided tour focusing on transit history.
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Note: Equipment is subject to change. Vintage train and bus service is weather permitting.