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Train Nostalgia Ride

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Hello,

 

Sorry for my english but i'am a french tourist who work in the Brussels Subway.

 

I am coming in NY in september, and I would like to ride the "nostalgia train" that I see a lot of time in YouTube videos, with "S - Special" in front of the train.

 

Could you tell me how can I book it (if necessary)  and if this old train run in september ?

 

Thank you in advance :-)

 

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Hello,

 

Sorry for my english but i'am a french tourist who work in the Brussels Subway.

 

I am coming in NY in september, and I would like to ride the "nostalgia train" that I see a lot of time in YouTube videos, with "S - Special" in front of the train.

 

Could you tell me how can I book it (if necessary)  and if this old train run in september ?

 

Thank you in advance :-)

 

It runs in December along the 6 Av Local in Manhattan. No booking necessary, just catch it at one of the stations between 2 Avenue and Queens Plaza.

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It runs in December along the 6 Av Local in Manhattan. No booking necessary, just catch it at one of the stations between 2 Avenue and Queens Plaza.

Don't they have a schedule for it? This way the poor sap isn't waiting around for it.

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Don't they have a schedule for it? This way the poor sap isn't waiting around for it.

 

The only public schedule, as far as I know ,is the end points which they put on the website when its that time of year

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The only public schedule, as far as I know ,is the end points which they put on the website when its that time of year

So basically the people that go looking for it just wait for one and board? Is that it? Takes some dedication.

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So basically the people that go looking for it just wait for one and board? Is that it? Takes some dedication.

 

Pretty much or you wait at one of the terminals at the time they specify 

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If you're looking for the holiday train, it is BEST to wait for it at the 2nd Avenue terminus. Everywhere else, the train is crush load and the Queens Plaza terminus is not ideal since the train just picks up up and leaves (doesn't sit there for very long). Here is the schedule for the December Holiday train. It's the same every year: http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/RidetheHolidayNostalgiaTrain.htm

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Can't they run the Holiday Train to 179th since it can't idle at Queens Plaza for long?

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Can't they run the Holiday Train to 179th since it can't idle at Queens Plaza for long?

 

Since its only one train going back and forth, that increases the headway significantly. Plus, it terminates in Queens because thats the closest terminus, not necessarily cause they want to.

 

In fact, I'd suggest running it between 2 Av and 96 Street now that SAS is open...

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Can't they run the Holiday Train to 179th since it can't idle at Queens Plaza for long?

LOL wut... and have them only make 2 round trips each Sunday? Departures from each of the current termini are already on 90 minute intervals.

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In fact, I'd suggest running it between 2 Av and 96 Street now that SAS is open...

Not a good idea since the (Q) Train usually runs extra service during the Holiday Season weekends.

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