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How can I not go and see this [NYC vintage subway cars]

davesgcr

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As promised



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Above - the classic IND "A" train
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Worked in the old style by a retro conductor who operates the doors between the cars
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Brighton Beach is a well organised Russian community

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Stylish "Worlds Fair" 1964 IRT cars (straight out of the paintshop)

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The much loved BMT standard - only dates from 1916
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Local liason

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Proudly European.
As someone who doesn't find trains interesting, I really fancy visiting this museum. It looks great from these pics.
 

davesgcr

Reading books
Oh wow, decidedly jealous.

(But I ain't going across the pond for a year or two)
Truly excellent "do" - it takes place every year , and this year's was the best ever attended. The staff apparently do a lot of it their spare time , and they were superbly professional and friendly. The start point , Brighton Beach - near Coney Island is in itself interesting as a very Russian community.

They also run vintage trains (train) on the 6th Ave line in the weekends before Christmas. No extra charge bar a $2.75 swipe.

I can now die happily that I have ridden in service a 1901 wooden BMT car and a BMT Standard and an IND R9. Easily satisfied me.
 
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