2017 Holiday Nostalgia Train

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2017 Holiday Nostalgia Train

Postby Nicholas Chen » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:41 pm

From the same post detailing Thanksgiving Service
The Thanksgiving weekend marks the start of MTA New York City Transit’s longstanding annual tradition of offering holiday vintage rides on subways and buses between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, all for the swipe of a MetroCard. On Sunday afternoons from November 26 to December 24, New York City Transit will run its “Shoppers Special” train consisting of eight cars from the 1930s that operated on the lettered lines until the late 1970s.
As part of the MTA’s celebration of this year’s opening of the Second Avenue Subway, the “Shoppers Special” will run on the Second Avenue Subway line from 96 St Q Subway to Lexington Av/63 St F SubwayQ Subway, then make local stops along the Sixth Avenue B SubwayD SubwayF SubwayM Subway line to 2 Av F Subway. The first run of each Sunday departs at 10 a.m. from 2 Av and the last run of the day departs at 5 p.m. from 96 St.

They’re running it to 96th Street at 2nd Avenue instead of Queens Plaza this year.
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Re: 2017 Holiday Nostalgia Train

Postby Head-end View » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:48 pm

Excellent! We'll be able to get a front-window view thru the new Second Ave. tunnel. Do you know where we can find the schedule or can you post it? :-D
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Re: 2017 Holiday Nostalgia Train

Postby chuchubob » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:10 pm

The Nostalgia train is scheduled to depart 2nd Ave on the F Line at even numbered hours beginning at 10 AM with last departure at 4 PM.
Departures from 96th Street/2nd Ave at odd numbered hours from 11 AM to 5 PM.
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Re: 2017 Holiday Nostalgia Train

Postby Head-end View » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:10 pm

Thanks! Let's hope for better luck this year than last December when they had a breakdown and had to stop running the train the day I was there.
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Re: 2017 Holiday Nostalgia Train

Postby Head-end View » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:20 pm

Very good riding today. Interesting going all the way up to 96th St. and 2nd Ave. this year.
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Re: 2017 Holiday Nostalgia Train

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:15 pm

Glad you got to go - hope it wasn't too crazy since it was unofficial hipster swing dance day. I stayed home for that very reason ;)
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Re: 2017 Holiday Nostalgia Train

Postby Head-end View » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:43 pm

Hipster swing dance? Do you mean all those people dressed for the 1930's? They were all over the place. But the head end was the usual crowd of kids, parents, and railfans. :wink:
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Re: 2017 Holiday Nostalgia Train

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:14 am

They're not so bad, it's the bands that cram onto the cars that make it hairy.
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Re: 2017 Holiday Nostalgia Train

Postby Head-end View » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:15 pm

Oh! I don't think I've ever seen them. They must not ride in the head car. :-D
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