By mid-October, the last Redbird trains will be taken off the tracks to make way for the MTA's new subway cars. The old Redbird trains, named after they were painted red to combat graffiti, are forty years old and their bodies are rusting; they will be dumped off the shore to help create artificial reefs in the ocean. If you're feeling nostalgic, you can catch Redbirds on the 7 line.
Our own Justin just went to the newly refurbished Transit Museum and enjoyed sitting in the old subway cars. There's even an original Redbird train in blue paint (Bluebird), which was done for the 1964-1965 World's Fair in Queens. He also adds that there's a huge amount of information there, so give yourself plenty of time.