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All aboard for a trip to the past

Hop aboard a vintage R1-9 train for a ride back to the past. Nostalgia Ride takes off on July 12.

The MTA is dusting off the cobwebs of the vintage subway cars that ruled the rails in the 1930s. With rattan seats, paddle ceiling fans, and incandescent light bulbs, the cars take you on a nostalgic trip ending at the world-famous Coney Island. There you can step off of a hot train and cool your toes in the Atlantic, have a dog or two at Nathan’s, and ride the newest coaster, the Thunderbolt. You can also stay on the train and ride through historic neighborhoods.

It’s all aboard on July 12 beginning at 11 am. Tickets are $50, $25 for children; $35 and $20 for adult and child members of the museum.

Tickets can only be purchased online in advance. Meet on the lower level of the Transit Museum.

New York Transit Museum [Boerum Place at Schermerhorn Street in Downtown, (718) 694–1600, www.mta.info/mta/museum].

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