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January 2020

Transit Trivia

Thursday, January 30 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Prizes! Fame! Fortune! Transit Trivia is back with trivia masters Stuart Post and Chris Kelley co-hosting a contest like no other. Hustle up a two-to-six person team of transit superstars or make new friends on the spot, and don't forget to study up!

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February 2020

General Overhaul Program Panel Discussion

Thursday, February 13 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$15 / $10 for Members

The General Overhaul Program (GOH) was a mid-life overhaul program for neglected subway cars, largely Redbirds, which involved thorough rebuilding of the fleet. Since the completion of the GOH program, the new Scheduled Maintenance System (SMS) program has replaced the GOH program by ensuring that trains do not reach a state in which they would need such an overhaul.

Join us for a panel discussion with William Allcot, MTA Superintendent of Car Equipment, William Wall, MTA Train Service Supervisor and Joseph Tassiello, who retired from the MTA as the General Superintendent for the East Side Lines-A Division-IRT, to learn the ins and outs of the program, including its extraordinary impact on the current fleet of trains that moves millions of New Yorkers daily.

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March 2020

Book Talk: Boss of the Grips

Thursday, March 5 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$15 / Free for Members

Historian Eric K. Washington will discuss his new book, “Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal”, a long-overdue biography of the head of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps, James H. Williams, who flourished in the cultural nexus of Harlem and American railroads. Examining the deeply intertwined subjects of class, labor, and African American history, Washington chronicles Williams’s life, showing how the enterprising son of freed slaves successfully navigated the segregated world of the northern metropolis, and in so doing ultimately achieved financial and social influence. With this biography, Williams must now be considered, along with Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jacqueline Onassis, one of the great heroes of Grand Central’s storied past.

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Transit Walk: The International Express- Flushing, Queens

Saturday, March 28 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30/$25 for museum members

Explore the rich history of New York City, past and present, one neighborhood at a time.  Through the lens of transportation, discover new places, share stories, and connect with communities. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves at the end of the 7 line, the ‘International Express’, in Flushing, Queens, for a transit walk and explore this vibrant neighborhood.

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April 2020

Transit Walk–Deep Dive: Redbird Ramble

Saturday, April 11 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$30/$25 for museum members

2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the introduction of the R26 subway cars, the first of the cars that came to be referred to as “Redbirds”. If you rode the subway between 1960 and 2003, chances are it was on a Redbird—they were on every numbered line and several lettered lines. Join transit historian and CUNY professor Andrew Sparberg on a walking tour where you will trace routes in Manhattan and the Bronx that the Redbirds served daily during their long history of transporting passengers. Traveling from 96th Street and Broadway in Manhattan up to Dyre Avenue in the Bronx on the 5 line, you will make stops at significant stations and learn interesting facts about the various Contracts that constructed the routes on which the mighty Redbird roared for over 40 years.

While anyone is welcome to join, this tour provides a deep dive for those who have some background information and knowledge about New York City Transit.  

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End of the Line: The MTA Artificial Reefing Program

Thursday, April 16 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$15 / $10 for Members

Between August 2001 and April 2010, MTA New York City Transit deployed more than 2,500 deaccessioned train cars to underwater locations off the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia. Forming artificial reefs, the cleaned shells of these subway cars created a flourishing new habitat for varied sea life and improved nautical environments in areas of the ocean floor that were once barren deserts.

Join us at the New York Transit Museum for a discussion with key individuals behind the Artificial Reefing Program: former Program Director, Michael Zacchea, former Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer, John Doherty, and Robert Martore, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Artificial Reef Program Manager, and learn the intricacies behind this unprecedented recycling program that provided the historic fleet of Redbird trains with a new life under the sea.

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Transit Walk: The International Express- Flushing, Queens

Saturday, April 25 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30/$25 for museum members

Explore the rich history of New York City, past and present, one neighborhood at a time.  Through the lens of transportation, discover new places, share stories, and connect with communities. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves at the end of the 7 line, the ‘International Express’, in Flushing, Queens, for a transit walk and explore this vibrant neighborhood.

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