The MTA runs a train of 1930s vintage cars on the 6th Avenue line on Sundays in December. These nostalgia trains are the source of much excitement for many people. Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York describes the sights, sounds, and smells of the experience wonderfully.
I often think that experiences like this are just one budget cut away from never happening again. If given the opportunity, ride one of these old trains.
Here are a few nostalgia special pictures I took in 2004–blurry, but you’ll get the idea.