Nostalgia Rides, the IRT Lo-V – New York Transit Museum @NYTransitMuseum #NYTransitMuseum #NostalgiaRide

Nostalgia Rides – New York Transit Museum – Ladyada and I took a ride 🙂

IRT FROM OLD SOUTH FERRY LOOP
Saturday, June 4th, 2022

…Nostalgia Ride on one of our favorite vintage trains, the IRT Lo-V! Built between 1916 and 1925, the Standard Lo-V subway car was the third “Low Voltage” car type ordered for the IRT. This non-stop roundtrip ride will run approximately one hour and forty-five minutes, departing from South Ferry Station in Lower Manhattan at 10:00 am and returning at approximately 11:45 am. Before the ride, take photos of the train on the platform and check out details like original mosaics and terracotta artwork in this 1905 station, closed to the public since 2017. Once on board, we will travel up the 2 line through Manhattan to The Bronx and emerge above ground on elevated tracks before turning around and heading back for one last look at South Ferry Station.

Founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum is dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the ever-evolving technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Housed underground in an authentic 1936 subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, the Transit Museum’s working platform level spans a full city block, and is home to a rotating selection of twenty vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1907.

Visitors can board the vintage cars, sit at the wheel of a city bus, step through a time tunnel of turnstiles, and explore changing exhibits that highlight the cultural, social and technological history – and future – of mass transit.

The New York Transit Museum is a self-supporting division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Friends of the New York Transit Museum, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, was established in 1995 to promote and raise funds for the Museum’s operations and programs.

Read more and keep scrolling for tons of photos and a vid 🙂

aaand here is some footage someone posted who was in the front, we were not able to get up there since it was packed with folks filming, so it’s good to see the result 🙂


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