Archive for November, 2008

Ride the Holiday Nostalgia Train

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

New York City Transit will once again be running the Nostalgia Train during the holiday shopping season. The train runs in regular passenger service along the from 2 Av to Queens Plaza on Sundays in December, and also on November 30. It’s a great event and a lot of fun for everyone. And besides the normal subway fare to enter the turnstiles, there is no additional charge. Here’s what the official poster poster says:

To celebrate the holiday season, customers using the 6 Avenue line between the Queens Plaza and Lower East Side 2 Av stations have a treat in store. MTA New York City Transit’s “Nostalgia Train” is running every Sunday, November 30, and every Sunday in December!

With a little bit of luck and good timing, you can catch a ride on this classic subway car at stations along the V train icon line between Queens Plaza and 2 Av.

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
Lower East Side 2 Av

Hope to see you there!

Lionel supplies new subway cars for Grand Central layout

Monday, November 24th, 2008


Lionel is running its new product, replica R-27 New York City subway cars, at the Transit Museum’s annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal November 25 through January 19, 2009.

She’s not wearing any pants!

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

This public transit gem comes from The Salt Lake Tribune:

Pantsless woman really a fashion victim
10/28/2008 :: A woman was yanked from a TRAX train Monday morning after fellow riders reported that she was not wearing any pants. Utah Transit Authority officers asked the woman to get off the train at about 7:30 a.m. at the 5400 South station in Murray. After they spoke with the woman, they realized she was wearing a micro miniskirt. Her jacket covered the skirt, leading fellow riders to believe she was not wearing anything beneath her waist, said UTA spokeswoman Carrie Bohnsack-Ware. After officers interviewed the woman, they let her get back on the train and continue her ride.

Right Beverley, Wrong Address

Thursday, November 13th, 2008


As first reported by The Gallery of Absurd Stuff Blog, the MTA made a mistake this morning on its website. The photo is indeed of the Beverley Rd subway station. However that station is not located at Nostrand Av. The station at Nostrand Av is called Beverly Rd and is underground.

Click the image above to see it full size.

Rockettes Ride the Vintage Rails

Thursday, November 13th, 2008


Two Rockettes handed out free Metrocards and rode NYCT’s “vintage” “nostalgia” train of R-1/9 class cars from the World Trade Center station on the (E) to the 47-50 Sts Rockefeller Center station on the (B)(D)(F)(V). The event was a promotion for the recently announced deal where you get $10 off the price of a ticket to the Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes when you use or mention code ‘NYCT’. A special metrocard was released advertising this deal as well.

The ride was great and a lot of regular passengers were surprised and excited to both see an old train pull in to their station, and get to meet The Rockettes. Thanks to everyone who made this promotional ride possible, and I can’t wait to ride these old subway cars again as part of NYCT’s Holiday Nostalgia Train rides on the (V) from 2 Av to Queens Plaza on Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM beginning November 30th.

You can see additional photos I took at this event by clicking the following link: I want to see all the photos!!!

New York City Express Buses May Go Away

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008


Oh what a glorious day this is! Those over-subsidized, slow-a** overbuilt-for-their-use MTA BUS and NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT EXPRESS BUSES may see large service cuts due to the budget crunch. It’s about time!!!