Insta-worthy: Holiday Nostalgia Rides


It’s that time of year again. Christmas. What we love most about the holidays is probably all the decorations on every street corner…and this limited time perk courtesy of the New York Transit Museum.

The vintage trains are 1930s R1-9 train cars that feature rattan seats, paddle ceiling fans, incandescent light bulbs, roll signs, and period advertisements. They were created by the IND with a Depression-Era Art Deco aesthetic in mind and ran from 1932 to 1977. These trains are preserved at the New York Transit Museum but you can view them with the swipe of your metro card every Sunday up until December 30, 2018.

You can get the opportunity to travel through time at the following stations:

  • 2nd Avenue (F line, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm)

  • Broadway – Lafayette Street / Bleecker Street

  • West 4th Street – Washington Square

  • 34th Street – Herald Square

  • 42nd Street – Bryant Park

  • 47th-50th Streets – Rockefeller Center

  • 7th Avenue

  • 59th Street – Columbus Circle

  • 125th Street (A/C/D lines, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm) 

We recommend you get on at 2nd avenue instead because it is parked there the longest for you to get your perfect shot. Go early to secure a spot because it will get crowded!