Nostalgia Train To Mark The Final Season Game At Shea Stadium

The MTA sent me a press release yesterday afternoon to announce that they will run a nostalgia train to mark the final regular season game to ever be played at Shea Stadium. They did the same thing to mark the final regular season game to ever be played at Yankee Stadium. Here is the press release:

From the opening day of Shea Stadium back in 1964, the smartest way to get there was the 7 Flushing Line to Willets Point. And for the last regular-season home game, 44 years later, the subway is still the smart way to go. To celebrate the event, NYC Transit will run a special ten-car “Nostalgia Special.” The train is scheduled to leave Times Square-42nd Street at approximately 11 a.m., arriving at Willet’s Point-Shea Stadium at noon. The subway cars, ranging in age from a 50-year old R12 to the 1964 World’s Fair Car, are representative of the equipment used on the IRT Lines from the late 1940s to 2002.

WHAT — “Nostalgia Special” to Shea Stadium

WHEN — Sunday, September 28th at 11 a.m.

WHERE — Train scheduled to leave from the 7 Flushing Line Platform in Times Square-42nd Street

Note: This event will be canceled in the event of a Mets rain out

Transit photographers get those cameras ready!

xoxo Transit Blogger

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I would miss Shea Stadium forever! I had first word of this nostalgia train thanks to your blog! Thanks a lot for sharing!

Are there any plans for the MTA to rename the station WIllets Point/Citi Field? Once Shea is gone they should probably update it. Not so important for Yankee Stadium as it will retain the same name.

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