NYC's vintage subway trains are running again this holiday season

Adam Warner
November 25, 2018 - 2:28 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – All aboard for a ride into yesteryear!

The New York Transit Museum is rolling out its nostalgia trains this Sunday and every Sunday before New Year’s Day as part of an annual holiday tradition.

The R1-9 cars came out in the 1930s and are complete with rattan seats, paddle ceiling fans, the old incandescent light bulbs, and even ads from that period.

For the swipe of a MetroCard, subway aficionados can ride one of the vintage cars, which were in use until the late 1970s.

Older train buffs like Tom said the return of the R1-9s allowed them to live a piece of their past.

"I feel wonderful, I feel like I'm a young man again," Tom said.

The route runs uptown between the Second Avenue F line station in Lower Manhattan and Rockefeller Center before switching over to the Central Park West line up to Columbus Circle and 125th Street.

The trains will run on Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30.

Uptown trains depart from the Second Avenue F train station at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Downtown trains depart from the 125th Street A/C/D station at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.