Nostalgia Train fans, this is your month! NYC Transit is running the 1930s-era Nostalgia Shoppers' Special on the V line between Long Island City in Queens and lower Manhattan! According to the MTA:

The Nostalgia Shoppers' Special is made up of subway cars in service from the 1930s to the 1970s, running along the lettered lines from the Grand Concourse to Coney Island. Ceiling fans, padded seats and incandescent light bulbs were state-of-the-art when these cars were first placed in service.

The cars were removed from service 30 years ago and replaced by the stainless steel, climate-controlled trains that our customers have become accustomed to. Many subway riders have never experienced the charm of wicker seats and ceiling fans, but they are back for four Sundays of service, beginning Sunday, December 6. The holiday "Nostalgia Shoppers' Special" will operate on Sundays only, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., on December 6, 13, 20 and 27.


This is what the "Nostalgia Shoppers' Special" looked like last year. And the MTA reminds us that the Holiday Train Show is on display at the Transit Museum's Gallery Annex in Grand Central.