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For those persons who will be sightseeing in New York City before or after their cruise, the New York Transit Museum will be sponsoring four weekend nostalgia subway excursions, utilizing museum cars from the 1930s to transport passengers over scenic routes to each of four destinations, and return. I have participated in past excursion rides, and have found it to be a rare treat to ride these old cars. Doing so would be distinct and memorable of a day in New York City that few other visitors get to experience.

  • July 8, 2023 - Beach Bound, Coney Island
  • August 13, 2023 - To the Rockaways by Rail 
  • October 7, 2023 - An Afternoon Ride to Green-Wood Cemetery 
  • November 4, 2023 - Redbird Anniversary Ride on the 7 Line

Tickets for the July and August excursions go on sale starting June 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.; October and November excursions go on sale in August.

http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/program/nostalgia-ride-coney-island-2

http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/program/nostalgia-ride-rockaways-2

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5 hours ago, GTJ said:

For those persons who will be sightseeing in New York City before or after their cruise, the New York Transit Museum will be sponsoring four weekend nostalgia subway excursions, utilizing museum cars from the 1930s to transport passengers over scenic routes to each of four destinations, and return. I have participated in past excursion rides, and have found it to be a rare treat to ride these old cars. Doing so would be distinct and memorable of a day in New York City that few other visitors get to experience.

  • July 8, 2023 - Beach Bound, Coney Island
  • August 13, 2023 - To the Rockaways by Rail 
  • October 7, 2023 - An Afternoon Ride to Green-Wood Cemetery 
  • November 4, 2023 - Redbird Anniversary Ride on the 7 Line

Tickets for the July and August excursions go on sale starting June 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.; October and November excursions go on sale in August.

http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/program/nostalgia-ride-coney-island-2

http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/program/nostalgia-ride-rockaways-2

This is a bit costly.One can go on their own via public transportation to Coney Island and to Rockaway.

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44 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

This is a bit costly.One can go on their own via public transportation to Coney Island and to Rockaway.

Agreed - $60 for a subway ride (actually two rides, because they bring you back -  but still…) is an interesting fare — on top of having to get yourself to/from 90th and Second Ave.

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13 hours ago, navybankerteacher said:

Agreed - $60 for a subway ride (actually two rides, because they bring you back -  but still…) is an interesting fare — on top of having to get yourself to/from 90th and Second Ave.

Let us say it is a family of 4,2 adults,2 children,a minimum of $200.00

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The transit museum does run free rides on the old equipment thru the year.

 

Before Christmas/holiday shopper special on weekends (TBA usually the weekend after Thanksgiving to the weekend after Christmas.

 

Once a year on the Q/B line in Brooklyn (Brighton Line, where have I seen that handle) they ran almost every old train that can move under their own power between Sheepshead Bay and Kings Hwy. This year it will be September 9th and 10th.

Redbird SMEE anniversary run on November 4

 

 

Matter of fact tomorrow you can ride the AB Standards for the price of a subway ride $2.75 a person on the F or Culver Line Passengers may board the BMT Centennial Train only on the Coney Island-bound platforms of the Kings Highway and 18th Avenue stations on the F line.

https://www.nytransitmuseum.org/program/bmt100/

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