This summer, the New York Transit Museum is bringing back a fan-favorite tradition with their Summer Nostalgia Rides. New Yorkers will get the opportunity to climb aboard vintage trains that were transporting people around the city more than a century ago.
Two different Nostalgia Rides will be available this summer, which include their wildly popular beach bound trips, available for all those looking to catch a little sun in addition to some history.
One route will travel on the 1930s R1-9 vintage train cars on Saturday, July 8th from Manhattan’s 96th Street-Second Avenue Station to the seaside destination of Coney Island. Riders will be able to hop off the train and enjoy all that Coney Island has to offer from its iconic boardwalk, amusement park rides, and of course, a Nathan’s hot dog. Guests will have the option to stay for a beach day or catch a return ride headed back to 96th Street-Second Avenue.
The second beach bound journey will end at the Rockaways on Sunday, August 13th, starting at the 96th Street-Second Avenue Station to Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street. After taking a scenic trip from Manhattan to Queens, riders can splash around in the ocean while spending time at one of NYC’s best beaches. People can head back to the city that afternoon or choose to stay longer and find their own way home.
Tickets are now on sale for museum members and the public.
If you’re interested in hopping on one for a ride, find out more information here.