MTA's Nostalgia Train Rides Are Back This Year

Whether you are a nostalgic senior, a starry-eyed kid or a train enthusiast, this is truly amazing. Every Sunday from now until December 26, if you use the 6 avenue line between the Queens Plaza and 2 Av stations, you can ride on many actual vintage trains from the 30's and 40's to the 70's. The "Nostalgia Shoppers' Special Train" is a yearly tradition the MTA runs during the holidays, where functioning antique train cars come complete with incredible historical details like wicker seating and vintage subway ads.

Departures run roughly every hour and a half starting at 10AM at the 2 av stop on Sundays.

New York Magazine produced a video tour of the train ride. Check it out:

You can catch the trains at any of these stations:

Queens Plaza
23 St-Ely Av

Lexington Av/53 St

5 Av/53 St
47-50 Sts/Rockefeller Center

42 St Bryant Park
34 St Herald Sq
23 St (6 Av)
14 St (6 Av)
W 4 St Wash Sq
B'way-Lafayette St
2 Av ( line)