MTA To Run Nostalgia Train
New York City's MTA has found a commercial sponsor for this year's Nostalgia Train event, during which restored and historic trains run on weekends.
Starting on Saturday, September 3rd an authentic vintage 1920’s train will run on the express 2/3 track in Manhattan throughout September (specifically, from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). Originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, the train began service back in 1917 and will once again be operational. Customers who have the opportunity to ride the vintage train will be transported back in time to the Prohibition era with authentic details such as rattan seats, ceiling fans and drop sash windows, as well as a custom branded interior featuring Boardwalk Empire-inspired period artwork.It's important to note that these old trains have no air conditioning or heat, which is likely why the event runs in September.