Thursday, June 19, 2014

Take a Ride to Coney Island on Vintage Subway Cars

Photo: Kazuko Oguma
Want to ride to the beach on real vintage subway cars?

On Saturday, July 12 vintage subway cars dating all the way back to the 1930s will transport straphangers back in time and out to Coney Island for a memorable day at the beach. One of the Museum’s most treasured traditions, Nostalgia Rides offer the chance to experience New York transportation history firsthand. This trip will feature Independent Subway System (IND) R1-9 cars.

The R1-9 cars look and feel quite different from what we ride today, with rattan seats, paddle ceiling fans (installed before the age of air conditioning), incandescent light bulbs, roll signs, and period advertisements.

The IND opened in 1932 as the first subway company operated by the City of New York, with a mission to move large numbers of people quicker than its private competitors, Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) and Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit (BMT).

After the vintage ride, passengers can cool off at the beach, snack on a Nathan’s Famous hot dog, or brave the Cyclone.

When: Saturday, July 12. 11 am

Admission: $50/$25 Adults/Child

$35 / $20 Museum Members

To purchase tickets online, visit:

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.

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