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NYCT Museum Calendar for Spring/Summer '09, with Nostalgia rides IRT/IND!

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Now that the members only period ended, i can finally post this...-_-b... (MTA)s domain updated the Calendar for Spring/Summer 2009, so Im reloading it now. Note that there is more then this, but may not be so popular. I only loaded Events and Specials. Nothing children or screenings. Please go to the following URL for the complete Listing:

 

http://www.mta.info/mta/museum/programs.htm

 

Also note, if you would like to become a museum member, go here for more information+ Tel!: http://www.imageexchange.com/mvx10/engine.cgi?store=nytm&page=index&body=membership&affiliate=mtainfo-memlink

 

 

Nostalgia First:

 

 

Saturday, June 20 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NOSTALGIA RIDE: (2)(5)<5> WEST FARMS-EAST TREMONT STATION/BRONX ZOO

$30, Museum members $25, Children (5 - 17) $10. Admission to the Zoo and Congo Gorilla Forest: Adults $13, Children $10, payable by June 5.

 

Ride the Transit Museum's vintage fleet! Board at Grand Central, travel south to Brooklyn Bridge then north to East Tremont. Here, enjoy a tour with Arts for Transit artist Naomi Campbell of "Animal Tracks," and the 10th anniversary celebration of the Congo Gorilla Forest at the Bronx Zoo for the remainder of the day. If you can't drag yourself off our vintage trains, we'll take you for a spin in upper Manhattan!

 

A Preview of the Train Looks for newbies:

 

WPR Line: Jackson Ave:

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Cars Included: R12, R15, R17, R33-World Fair, NON GOH[First Sky Blue Car]/Mainline/Redbird/Redbirds but in different color

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Sunday, August 2 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NOSTALGIA RIDE: (A)(:D©(D) 81ST STREET-CENTRAL PARK WEST

$30, Museum members $25, Children (5 - 17) $10 including Museum admission

 

Ride the Transit Museum's vintage fleet! Enjoy exclusive access to the Museum before boarding for a trip east on the A line, terminating on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where we tour Arts for Transit's "For Want of a Nail," at the American Museum of Natural History. Walking tours of Central Park or the Museum wrap up the day. If you love trains, stay on board for an uptown trip and shop tour at 207th Street!

 

 

(For Newbies) Astoria Line: Astoria Blvd:

 

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Cars Included: R1- R9 Series "ARNIES"

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EXHIBITIONS

 

February 15 - July 5, 2009

THE FUTURE BENEATH US: 8 GREAT PROJECTS UNDER NEW YORK

At the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store in Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library Science Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th St., Manhattan

 

The New York Transit Museum and the New York Public Library join forces to present a two-location exhibition about New York City's underground infrastructure initiatives in the 21st Century. Examining the magnitude and historical context of eight massive building projects, the exhibition provides New Yorkers a behind the scenes glimpse at their changing city and how these improvements will affect their lives.

 

Projects explored at the Transit Museum include the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's four mega projects: Fulton Transit Center, East Side Access, the extension of the 7 subway line, and the Second Avenue Subway. At the Library, viewers can learn about the New York City Department of Environmental Protection's Third Water Tunnel and new water filtration plant, New Jersey Transit's new trans-Hudson tunnel, and transit hub beneath the World Trade Center site, spearheaded by the Port Authority of NY and NJ.

 

April 14 - September 13, 2009

THE ROUTE OF THE DASHING COMMUTER: THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD AT 175

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn Heights

 

Incorporated in 1834, the Long Island Railroad, is the oldest rail road in the United States still operating under its original name. Initially built to be a shortcut to Boston, it has adapted to the ever-changing needs of its customers and survived competition, takeovers, hard times and bankruptcy. Today it is the busiest commuter railroad in the country and is embarking on a massive expansion project known as East Side Access which will bring LIRR trains into Grand Central Terminal. Historic and contemporary photographs, maps, illustrations, and objects on loan and from the museum's collection tell the fascinating story of the railroad and how it contributed to the development of Long Island.

 

GUEST CAR

Transit Museum guest cars highlight vintage and current vehicles not normally included in our permanent exhibit.

 

Supplementing the exhibit on the Long Island Rail Road's history, a vintage caboose is on display at the Museum. Steel Cabin Car No. C-60 was built by the International Railway Car Company in 1961 and used by the LIRR until 2003. Preserved and newly restored, the car is on loan from the National Railway Historical Society, Twin Forks Chapter.

 

Through 2009

 

TOURS

 

Tours offered by the New York Transit Museum visit places that tap into a wide range of interests: art, technology, urban history, and even city eats! Whether it's your first or twenty-first trip with us, we hope you'll join us. Your Museum membership provides discounted admission. Unless otherwise noted, reservations and advance payment are required: 718-694-1867. Most of these tours are not appropriate for young children or babies in strollers.

 

Please note: Events are subject to change without notice. In case of a program cancellation, the Museum will make refunds in the form of a voucher good for the dollar amount paid. Vouchers are valid for one year and can be redeemed for any other Transit Museum scheduled program. Vouchers cannot be used for Museum admission or for purchases in the Museum stores.

 

Saturday, May 9 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ART ALONG THE HUDSON LINE, WITH MTA ARTS FOR TRANSIT

$36, Museum members $31, Children (5 - 17) $15 including train fare and admission to Wave Hill

 

Spend the day viewing beautiful art and scenery in this tour of Arts for Transit projects along Metro-North Railroad's scenic Hudson Line. Starting at Grand Central Terminal and ending at Wave Hill, artists discuss their unique projects along the way. The day concludes with a tour of the magnificent public garden and culture center at Wave Hill.

 

Wednesday, May 13 5:30 to 8 p.m.

RAILROAD HEYDAY ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE

$20, Museum members $15, Children (5 - 17) $10

 

It's the late-1800s and private railroads are operating on Second, Third, and Fourth Avenues. One will be buried, the others will disappear, and where railroad tracks once lay, towering structures will rise. Jack Eichenbaum explores what was and what is on the Upper East Side, with special emphasis on the Second Avenue Subway project now underway in Yorkville and Carnegie Hill. Complements The Future Beneath Us.

 

Sunday, May 17 Noon to 4 p.m.

"CHANGE AT JAMAICA!" THE FIRST 175 YEARS OF THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD

$25, Museum members $20, Children (5 - 17) $10, including train fare and Museum admission

 

Historian and LIRR retiree Andrew Sparberg leads a tour of this singular railroad, retracing earlier routes and providing a look at operations today. Stops include the Transit Museum's newest exhibit, The Route of the Dashing Commuter, Atlantic Terminal, and Jamaica's "nerve center," where the Manhattan to Montauk network is managed and supervised 24/7. Final stop: Penn Station.

 

Saturday, May 30 Noon to 1 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN: OLD CITY HALL STATION

Capacity is limited; book early: Adults $20; Children $10. No strollers. Valid current membership required. Become a member of the Museum and join these exclusive tours!

 

Travel back in time to the early days of the subway! The starting point of New York City's new IRT subway was a jewel of a station, with chandeliers, leaded skylights, a vaulted Guastavino ceiling, and decorative tile work. Opened in 1904, the station exemplified the spirit of the City Beautiful Movement. The New York Transit Museum tour is the only way to see this treasure.

 

Friday, June 5 4:30 to 7 p.m.

QUEENSBORO BRIDGE CENTENNIAL TOUR

$5, Museum members $3

 

Celebrate the Queensboro Bridge's 100th Birthday with a tram ride to Roosevelt Island, where we'll meet Judith Berdy, Roosevelt Island Historical Society president, and see the former Queensboro Trolley Station. MTA architects will lead a tour of the former Strecker Memorial Lab, now an award-winning MTA substation. MetroCard required.

 

Wednesday, June 10 5:30 to 8 p.m.

REROUTING RAILS IN WESTERN QUEENS

$20, Museum members $15, Children (5 - 17) $10

 

For a century (1830-1930) railroad construction traversed Queens, defining neighborhoods and creating the proverbial "other side of the tracks." Sunnyside Yard, once one of the largest rail yards in the world, is now part of the MTA's East Side Access Project. How has the borough changed as mass transit modernized over the last 150 years? Jack Eichenbaum answers that question, leading us from Sunnyside Yard to ironbound Woodside, as we discover the railroads and stations that influenced development in Queens. Complements The Future Beneath Us.

Thursday, June 11 10 a.m. to 2p.m.

Thursday, July 30 10 a.m. to 2p.m.

HILLSIDE MAINTENANCE COMPLEX, LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD

$20, Museum members $15, Children (5 - 17) $10

 

This is one stop you mustn't miss! Join us for a rare insider's peek at LIRR's million square foot maintenance shop, the largest facility for commuter trains in North America. Built in the 1990s, this sprawling complex is equipped with robots and other high-tech tools that maintain this enormous fleet of railcars. Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the LIRR.

 

 

Sunday, July 12 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

SUBWAY TUNNELING IN NORTHERN MANHATTAN

$20, Museum members $15, Children (5 - 17) $10

 

Early subway construction in northern Manhattan wasn't easy, and engineers resorted to mountain tunneling methods to blast through the bedrock of Upper Manhattan's hills and rocky ridges. In this new tour of uptown engineering marvels, transit historian Joe Cunningham reveals the system's deepest station, a city street carved out of solid rock, and a subway platform so deep it was used for a university physics lab. Bring a snack, we won't stop for lunch.

Saturday, July 18 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ART ALONG THE WAY: CONEY ISLAND, BABY!

$20, Museum members $15, Children (5 - 17) $10

 

Enjoy a summer day at the seaside with a trip to Coney Island. Coney Island is now a stop for art-lovers with work by Vito Acconci and Robert Wilson, and the spectacular new Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Terminal. Explore the new look of Coney Island with Arts for Transit's Amy Hausmann, and tour the new green terminal building with NYCT's Tom Jablonski. Lunch is not provided, but a stop at Nathan's is a must!

 

Wednesday, July 23 5 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m.

RIDE THE BMT: THE BROOKLYN MUNCHING TOUR

Reservations and advance payment required: $45, Museum Members $40; includes cost of food

 

Join Todd "Knight of Noshing" Coleman on a Transit Museum Eating Special, as the Q train ripples through the cultural wonderland that is Brooklyn. On the Trinidad, or Trini beat you'll learn roti shop-speak, from buss-up-shut and spicy doubles, to sweet peanut punch and provision. Delve into the Pak-Punjab environs on Coney Island Avenue and a thin and flaky, frontier-style aloo paratha. Sink your teeth into the lost-in-time donut shoppe of your dreams as your eyes glaze over in sugar rush. Famous pizza, crispy falafel, and Brighton Beach memories, this borough has got it all. Wear comfortable shoes and loose pants, for lots of walking and eating!

 

Saturday, July 25 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD ONE DAY GETAWAY TO GREENPORT AND RIVERHEAD

 

In honor of the 175th Anniversary, the Long Island Rail Road is planning a day-long adventure on the original route of the railroad. Details and price are still in the works. For more information, call (718) 558-7498.

 

Sunday, August 16 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD AND THE ROCKAWAYS

$20, Museum members $15, Children (5 - 17) $10

 

The first LIRR electric cars on the Rockaway line were designed for joint IRT subway service. After NYC acquired the line, direct subway service from Manhattan began in 1956. Historian Joe Cunningham will examine elements of the LIRR's ownership that remain. Bring a snack, we won't stop for lunch.

 

Saturday, August 22 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GOING WEST WITH THE 7 LINE: A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE

$20, Museum members $15, Children (5 - 17) $10

 

Historian Andrew Sparberg leads a 7 line tour from Queens to the Hudson Yards. Learn how plans to extend the line will transform the manufacturing neighborhoods on Manhattan's far West Side. Explore the rail history of the Hudson Yards, dating back to the 1850's; uncover the industrial heritage of once active freight yards and Amtrak lines; and learn about the lines' varied infrastructure, including steel elevated, concrete viaduct, shallow tunnel, and deep tunnel construction. Complements The Future Beneath Us.

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I probably will be on the IND Nostalgia tour. I may go on the LIRR Greenport tour when details are announced.

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Who said they are going to run the TOMC?, We don't even Know what they are going to run, But I do think they will Run The TOMC, Or It can Be the Low V's or even the Repainted Redbirds, They did not metion the Type of Vintage fleet they are running, Last year's August 2nd trip they mentioned the TOMC.

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Who said they are going to run the TOMC?, We don't even Know what they are going to run, But I do think they will Run The TOMC, Or It can Be the Low V's or even the Repainted Redbirds, They did not metion the Type of Vintage fleet they are running, Last year's August 2nd trip they mentioned the TOMC.

 

Well last yr it was TOMC, so hopefully it is, but then again you could be right as well~ BTW besides the NYCTM, is SMEE/Lows Vs stored at 207, Westchester or at CI?

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I'll say it over and over again, the TOMC is overrated as hell. People need to stop foaming over them.

 

Just because you don't like it doesn't mean other people don't like it as well.

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Anyways, how do they collect the money? Is there a person at the door that collects the 10 bucks? I've never been on these trips before, so I'm new at this.

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I'll say it over and over again, the TOMC is overrated as hell. People need to stop foaming over them.

 

Just because you don't like it doesn't mean other people don't like it as well. I would love to see the TOMC. It's not everyday where you see a whole bunch of different colored trains.

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Anyways, how do they collect the money? Is there a person at the door that collects the 10 bucks? I've never been on these trips before, so I'm new at this.

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People need to stop arguing about what trains they "like" better. The bottom line is this stuff comes out once, maybe twice a year for fantrips, some even less than that, so if you want to ride an old train buy a ticket and welcome aboard.

 

People like what they remember riding in most cases which is why it's a "nostalgia" train because it "takes them back" to when they used to ride this stuff. Others like the really old stuff cuz it's new to them and they've never ridden it, or seen it aside from the transit museum or photo's on nycsubway...

 

If you don't like what's running, stay home. But it doesn't matter what other people like, everyone's entitled to their opinions, just remember just because YOU may want to see something run doesn't mean it will and vice versa.

 

Nothing official has been announced as far as what will actually be running. To those in the know you may be aware the Lo-V's are not in the finest mechanical condition (particularly one of the cars) and running them for a long time is an iffy idea but they are being maintained and worked on slowly over the course of time, they have been and will continue to be. Maybe they'll run. Maybe the SMEEs will run. Maybe both. Since nothing official has been announced, much like I say to all the people that love to argue over car moves months and years down the road, that means it's quite possible it hasn't been 100% set in stone and decided. Give it some time and if you want to ride an old train, get a ticket and come on board with us, but leave the fighting over what people like better for the idiots at straphangers.

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Just because you don't like it doesn't mean other people don't like it as well.

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Anyways, how do they collect the money? Is there a person at the door that collects the 10 bucks? I've never been on these trips before, so I'm new at this.

no you got to pay ahead of time and there is a deadline.

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no you got to pay ahead of time and there is a deadline.

 

You can reserve and pay in advance by calling the number listed on the brochure or webpage (if you want a hardcopy events calendar you can pick one up from the museum), then do as you are told to book, and you will be notified of where to meet and what time to board the train.

 

Space is limited. Sometimes there is extra space for these trips, but not always so if you want to go, reserve early. However, If that's the case, you can usually find out where the trip leaves from and buy your ticket the day of. But if you want to go, I recommend reserving early...it's a lot easier, and if you don't reserve and it either gets sold out, or you can't figure out where the trip leaves from, you're out of luck either way.

 

The morning of, everyone is given something to identify them as having paid and all passengers are checked to make sure they have paid when boarding the train. They will be checked also at all stops where passengers are picked up along the route as well, so if you didn't pay don't think you can sneak on...

 

That's all you should need to know to get on the train...

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People need to stop arguing about what trains they "like" better. The bottom line is this stuff comes out once, maybe twice a year for fantrips, some even less than that, so if you want to ride an old train buy a ticket and welcome aboard.

 

People like what they remember riding in most cases which is why it's a "nostalgia" train because it "takes them back" to when they used to ride this stuff. Others like the really old stuff cuz it's new to them and they've never ridden it, or seen it aside from the transit museum or photo's on nycsubway...

 

If you don't like what's running, stay home. But it doesn't matter what other people like, everyone's entitled to their opinions, just remember just because YOU may want to see something run doesn't mean it will and vice versa.

 

Nothing official has been announced as far as what will actually be running. To those in the know you may be aware the Lo-V's are not in the finest mechanical condition (particularly one of the cars) and running them for a long time is an iffy idea but they are being maintained and worked on slowly over the course of time, they have been and will continue to be. Maybe they'll run. Maybe the SMEEs will run. Maybe both. Since nothing official has been announced, much like I say to all the people that love to argue over car moves months and years down the road, that means it's quite possible it hasn't been 100% set in stone and decided. Give it some time and if you want to ride an old train, get a ticket and come on board with us, but leave the fighting over what people like better for the idiots at straphangers.

not all those pepole at straphangers are idiots, i happen to be one of them,and im going to the 1st nostalgia trip.:cool::tup:

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i plan on going to the 1st one but can you go and pay them@ the museum?

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i plan on going to the 1st one but can you go and pay them@ the museum?

 

Yes~ See Luz~

 

Sometimes u can pay on the day of the event right where Luz and the rest are at, last yr i did it, but know knows the capacity of people who are comming~

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i plan on going to the 1st one but can you go and pay them@ the museum?

 

Call the number, if you don't get an answer leave a message, and then work out the details of how you're going to pay on the phone. If you have a credit card you can do it that way, if you're going to pay cash, you'll probably have to drop by the museum.

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Just because you don't like it doesn't mean other people don't like it as well. I would love to see the TOMC. It's not everyday where you see a whole bunch of different colored trains.

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Anyways, how do they collect the money? Is there a person at the door that collects the 10 bucks? I've never been on these trips before, so I'm new at this.

 

We don't Hate them, I like them but its the people who Foam over them, Last year I sat in 9069, It was the emtyest car, So I had a Peceful ride, I hope its like this this year.

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What about the bus festival? Shouldn't that be on there? Or is this only for rails?

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What about the bus festival? Shouldn't that be on there? Or is this only for rails?

 

Bus festival is usually in the fall, so it will go on the next season calendar, which should come out in September or late August.

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So your calling me an idiot!
Where in this thread did you even post in and where did SubwayGuy reply to said post? I don't see nothing.

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So your calling me an idiot!

 

Um, where do you see that. Subwayguy was just giving information on how to get tickets and other useful information about the museum trips. That post was a general post made for everyone. Don't start saying things that are not true.

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Bus festival is usually in the fall, so it will go on the next season calendar, which should come out in September or late August.

 

The Bus Festival is generally tied in with the Atlantic Antic street festival, at least since 2006. The Atlantic Antic website doesn't have a scheduled date for the 2009 Atlantic Antic, but keep checking that page for more details once they're announced.

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