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October 2018

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, October 20 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, October 20 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

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A Twilight Ride to Green-Wood Cemetery

Saturday, October 27 | 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$50 / $35 for Museum Members

Take a trip into the past on our IND R1/9 cars for an evening ride to explore Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. During a 3-hour layover, enjoy a picnic dinner and take a guided tour to learn the fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, including baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers, inventors, and Civil War generals. 

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, October 28 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, October 28 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

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November 2018

Transit Walk: Malbone Street

Sunday, November 4 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Workers and police stand among wreckage of the Malbone Street Wreck, 1918.

At 6:42 pm on November 1, 1918, a train of cars in a tunnel below Brooklyn’s Malbone Street derailed after its inexperienced operator took a curve meant to be traveled at 6 mph at more than 30. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves to explore the neighborhood where the Malbone Street Wreck occurred, learn what contributed to the accident, and understand the far-reaching impacts of the deadliest subway accident in New York City history.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, November 10 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, November 10 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

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Old Prospect Park Substation and the Malbone Street Switch

Sunday, November 18 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Rotary converter at Prospect Park substation

Old Prospect Park Substation was constructed at the turn of the 20th century to provide power for local trolleys, the Brighton Line, and today’s Franklin Avenue Shuttle Line. Join long-time Museum guide and historian Robert W. Lobenstein, former General Superintendent for Power Systems at New York City Transit, to tour what is now known as the Flatbush-Empire Substation and see the original rotary converters, the modern power controls alongside them, and the switch that restored power to the tracks at the site of the Malbone Street wreck.

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December 2018

New York City Transit: 239th Street Yard

Saturday, December 1 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Trains in shop at 239th Street

Covering 21 acres, the 239th Street Shop is the largest maintenance shop on the IRT! This historic site opened in 1916 and operates 24/7, inspecting, repairing, and washing a formidable fleet of R142 subway cars for the 2 line. Raymond DelValle, General Superintendent, leads this members-only behind-the-scenes look at the people and machinery that keep our trains on the go.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Friday, December 7 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, December 9 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, December 9 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

New York City Transit: 239th Street Yard

Saturday, December 15 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Trains in shop at 239th Street

Covering 21 acres, the 239th Street Shop is the largest maintenance shop on the IRT! This historic site opened in 1916 and operates 24/7, inspecting, repairing, and washing a formidable fleet of R142 subway cars for the 2 line. Raymond DelValle, General Superintendent, leads this members-only behind-the-scenes look at the people and machinery that keep our trains on the go.

Find out more »
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