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Vintage Train of Lo-V Cars on Transit Museum Nostalgia Ride

Nostalgia Rides

New York Transit Museum Nostalgia Rides transport straphangers to another age, using the same equipment that city dwellers rode more than a century ago. After a 2-year hiatus, one of the Museum’s most treasured traditions is back. Summer Nostalgia Rides are here.

Members enjoy early access! Tickets go on sale to Museum members on Wednesday, May 18th at 10am EDT. Remaining tickets go on sale to the public at 10am EDT on Friday, May 20th.

Not a member? Join or renew now to enjoy early access to Nostalgia Ride tickets and more!

Summer 2022 Nostalgia Rides

Visit our Programs Calendar to check out our upcoming virtual programs and digital discussions!


Saturday, June 4th, 9:30am and 2pm
$60 / $40 – Adult / Child
$40 / $30 – Museum Members Adult / Child
*Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Join us for a Nostalgia Ride on one of our favorite vintage trains, the IRT Lo-V! Built between 1916 and 1925, the Standard Lo-V subway car was the third “Low Voltage” car type ordered for the IRT. This non-stop roundtrip ride will run approximately one hour and forty-five minutes, departing from South Ferry Station in Lower Manhattan at 10:00 am and returning at approximately 11:45 am. Before the ride, take photos of the train on the platform and check out details like original mosaics and terracotta artwork in this 1905 station, closed to the public since 2017. Once on board, we will travel up the 2 line through Manhattan to The Bronx and emerge above ground on elevated tracks before turning around and heading back for one last look at South Ferry Station.

Please Note: There won’t be an opportunity to disembark in The Bronx; this will be a roundtrip ride.


Sunday, July 10th, 10am
$60 / $40 – Adult / Child
$40 / $30 – Museum Members Adult / Child
*Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Join us on our ever-popular, boardwalk-bound Coney Island Nostalgia Ride! Leaving from 96th Street-Second Avenue Station in Manhattan, we’ll take our vintage 1930s R1-9 train cars and 1910s BMT B-Type “Standard” cars for a two-hour jaunt to Coney Island. Once we arrive at our seaside destination, you can brave the rides at Luna Park, check out the action on the legendary boardwalk, or nosh on one of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs. You can also visit the Transit Museum’s special exhibit Five Cents to Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island on display at the Coney Island Museum or enjoy additional rides before heading out. Stay at the beach and make your own way home or join the Transit Museum for a return trip leaving Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue at 4:00 pm and traveling to 175th Street in Manhattan via the Q, D, and A lines where the trip will end.


Saturday, August 13th, 10am
$60 / $40 – Adult / Child
$40 / $30 – Museum Members Adult / Child
*Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Grab a seat on a beach-bound Nostalgia Ride heading to the Rockaways! We’re celebrating summer by taking our 1930s R 1-9 vintage train cars on a trip from 96th Street-Second Avenue Station in Manhattan to Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street in Queens. Bring a picnic and take a dip in the ocean or enjoy additional rides before heading out to explore the boardwalk. Ride our vintage trains back to the city at the end of the afternoon, departing Rockaway Park at 4 pm and traveling via the A line to 175th Street in Manhattan where the trip will end, or stay for a longer day at the beach before making your own way home.



  • All visitors 2 years and older must wear a mask covering the mouth and nose at all times inside stations and on Vintage Trains, even if you are vaccinated. No exceptions will be made. Face shields alone are not sufficient. Bandanas, scarves, gaiters, and masks with one-way valves are not adequate face coverings.
  • Members: To receive the member ticket price, existing members must first sign in on the ticketing page to verify membership. Not a member? Join now to access all the perks of membership! Members can buy as many tickets at the member rate as there are people covered by your membership. To purchase additional tickets, you may upgrade to a higher level of membership or purchase general public tickets at full price. See all levels of membership here. Please note: Museum guest passes, special caregiver and child add-ons are valid only for Museum admission, not special tours.
  • Accessibility: For accessibility inquiries please email [email protected].
  • Refunds are not available for ticketed programs. If you cannot attend, the total price of unused tickets will be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
  • Passengers ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Nostalgia Rides run rain or shine. Equipment and route are subject to change.