2005-01-06 / Other News

MTA Runs Vintage New Year’s Excursion

Vintage train made a special stop at the Chambers Street station.
Vintage train made a special stop at the Chambers Street station. In celebration of the centennial of the New York subway system, the MTA last week sent out its special vintage car on excursions throughout the city, with one of the main stops being the Rockaway Parkway terminal on the famous 14th Street-Canarsie Line’s “L” train.

Starting at the Columbus Circle station in Manhattan, the train, with its wide, single doors, rattan seats, and hanging, porcelain “straps,” also stopped at various sites in Queens and, eventually, at Coney Island, where members of the Polar Bear Club exited the train for their annual New Year’s Day plunge into the Atlantic.

Advertising: a good source of revenue, then and now.
Advertising: a good source of revenue, then and now. MTA officials noted that the vintage subway cars are part of the New York Transit Museum’s fleet of historic equipment on display all year. Photos by Phil Robinson

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Early rattan seats had a special feel and Early rattan seats had a special feel and Haven’t seen a Wrigley’s ad recently, have you?
Haven’t seen a Wrigley’s ad recently, have you? Hey, get your foot off of that seat!Hey, get your foot off of that seat!Those rattan seats weren’t TOO uncomfortable!Those rattan seats weren’t TOO uncomfortable!Yes, it certainly was something special!Yes, it certainly was something special!

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