A train service to the Rockaways finally resumed on Thursday. It came months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the city, flooding the Broad Channel and Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street stations, washing out 1,500 feet of tracks, and destroying miles of signal, power and communications wires. The MTA celebrated yesterday by running vintage R1/R9 subway cars, which were first put into service in the 1930s. "In my 13 years in New York, I have never seen a subway train car like this," straphanger Everett J Hutton told us. "There were ceiling fans, the car doors were open for people to mozy through, and the seats were cushy!" Get a feel for the train with the photos above and video below.