The “Nostalgia Special” that the MTA will run for tonight’s Yankees game. Photo courtesy of the MTA.
The MTA has a special treat for those heading to the ALDS opener at Yankee Stadium. The treat is the return of the “Nostalgia Special”. Here are the details for those interested in catching it:
A reminder, that the four-car “Nostalgia Special” is scheduled to leave 42 Street-Grand Central on the uptown side, 4 line around 7:15PM, making stops at 59th, 86th, 125th, 138th/Grand Concourse, 149th/Grand Concourse and 161st Street/Yankee Stadium.
The cars, originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system and pictured below, entered service in 1917 and worked into the early 1960s.
So if you are heading that way, why not have a little fun before the game. Just remember that these trains do not have air condition. However considering the rarity of seeing them in service now, it is worth sweating over!
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