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2016 Holiday Nostalgia Train...

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MTA NYC Transit & The NY Transit Museum are putting extra magic on the rails

with the MTA’s annual holiday tradition of rides to the past via its vintage fleet.

These subway cars will help customers experience the most magical time of

year the way that New York straphangers did long ago.

A special 8-car subway train that is typically displayed in the Museum is put into

service for special Sunday rides. This “Shoppers Special” takes customers
between Lower Manhattan to Queens on four consecutive Sundays from Thanksgiving Weekend to the week before Christmas, all for $2.75.

 

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Today, the shoppers special is out of service b/c of mechanical problems on the train at 2nd Av. 

The train will then be displayed at that station. 

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Today, the shoppers special is out of service b/c of mechanical problems on the train at 2nd Av. 

Missed it this week, so I'm going to catch it next Sunday.

 

As per this link, the train WILL BE running on December 11th & 18th.

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I don't think that's supposed to hit until AFTER the train ends for the day.  It's supposed to hit during the Cowboys-Giants Sunday night game.

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The train runs underground........

Actually, there were several times in the past that they did cancel because of snow, which is why I bring up the point in the first place.

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Not in recent memory. But if there were to be a snow cancellation, the storm would have to be substantially larger than what is being predicted.

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They cancelled on at least two occasions since 2012 even when the forecasts were trivial at best; I wouldn't exactly call the last 2-4 years the distant past...

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It all depends on whether the general orders are cancelled. Remember, the Holiday Train is considered a G.O. by Transit, so if maintenance work is cancelled, so are the Arnines runs.

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Not in recent memory. But if there were to be a snow cancellation, the storm would have to be substantially larger than what is being predicted.

 

I agree 100%...I just checked weather.com for my zip code, and, between looking at the forecast and this page, the Nostalgia Train will be running tomorrow.

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Chasing the R9s Saturday night (12/10/16). This is what will be running the remaining two Sundays of the schedule in December this year:




 

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I can't see the picture, but I've seen videos of it, looks like a unique ride. are these some of the oldest cars that are still used in service?

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I can't see the picture, but I've seen videos of it, looks like a unique ride. are these some of the oldest cars that are still used in service?

This is a museum train. It is not used in regular service.

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Taken on 11/27/2016. For the holiday season, the MTA is rolling out the annual vintage R1/9 "Holiday Shoppers Special" along the IND Sixth Avenue Line between Queens Plaza and 2 Ave, every Sunday. And what better way than to have this video on the birth of the (V) subway line. 

 

NOTE: On December 17th, 2001, the now-defunct (V) Subway Line was created. The Holiday Shoppers Special is more fitting to the (V) line than the (M) line. Please don't as is coming back because there are no signs of revival for that line.

 

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I'm heading down to the City tomorrow for the Botanical Garden's train show and some shopping, so I plan to find a way to ride the nostalgia train. So I can plan accordingly for the RFW, which side does it typically depart from at Second Avenue?

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I'm heading down to the City tomorrow for the Botanical Garden's train show and some shopping, so I plan to find a way to ride the nostalgia train. So I can plan accordingly for the RFW, which side does it typically depart from at Second Avenue?

The Queens-bound platform.

 

 

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