Category Archives: MTA

Vintage NYC Subway Train, Take 2

Sunday, December 28 was the last day the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), was running a vintage subway train from the 1930’s on the M line, running from stops in Manhattan into Queens. A couple weeks ago a group of NY’ers held a jazz/swing dance on one of the subway platforms and many people rode the train in vintage apparel. Here’s a link to that blog post and images.

Even today I came across people in vintage dress, as well as numerous Japanese tourists both in vintage and street clothing — must be on some tourist activity info, I guess.

Here are some images I made today from my riding the rails, this time with my Nikon D800 DSLR. These images were edited in Lightroom 5, PSCC and either Nik Color Efex Pro 4 or Nik Analog Efex Pro 2.

All photos © 2014 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.

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Vintage Subway Trains, Jazz & Swing Dancing Underground — A NYC Vintage Train 2014 Event

The New York City MTA is running a special 1940’s vintage train on the F and M lines every Sunday from Thanksgiving until Dec 28. While it may seem like there’s never a time schedule for NYC subway trains, I found a group that was holding a Jazz and Swing dance with live bands today (12/14/14) on the 2nd Ave/Houston St. platform, and also had the times available the train would arrive at the station.

In addition to people dancing in period dress, the band and participants — and general public, many probably unaware of this happening today — the band piled into the train giving a live performance for all the riders.

The trains are incredibly preserved, with ceiling fans, cushioned seats and incandescent lighting, as well as old advertisements. You can see more of these trains and buses at The Transit Museum in Brooklyn.

Here are a few images from underground:

All photos © 2014 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.