Long Island City, Transportation
Dec 01, 2014

Nostalgia Trains Are Back For the Holidays!

We love this aspect of the holiday season in NYC—the return of the Nostalgia Trains! Riding on the M line, they started service yesterday and operate between 10 a.m. and (…)

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We love this aspect of the holiday season in NYC—the return of the Nostalgia Trains! Riding on the M line, they started service yesterday and operate between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays—December 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Here are the trains that will run during this time, as per the MTA:

  • Car No. 100—“Manufactured by American Car and Foundry, this R1-type car was the first car in the initial order of 300 cars placed in service for the opening of the IND subway.”
  • Car No. 484—“Part of a 500-car order of R4 cars manufactured by American Car & Foundry. In 1946, this car received a retrofit of bulls-eye lighting and a public address system.”
  • Car No. 1575—“Originally manufactured as an R7, this car was involved in a wreck in 1946. Sent to the American Car & Foundry factory, the car, which is equipped with fluorescent lighting and smooth sides, was rebuilt as the prototype of the next generation R10 subway car.”

You can catch these trains on the M line at Queens Plaza; it’s southern terminus is the Second Avenue station in Manhattan. There are also Nostalgia Buses running, but they are only operating in Manhattan on the M42 line.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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