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Nostalgia Train 2012

I almost forgot about the Nostalgia Train; every December, the MTA runs some of its vintage 1940s and 1950s trains. (Of course, the trains actually ran from the 30s until the 70s.) Some of the cars have incandescent lights and ceiling fans, and most of them have improbable wicker seats.

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There was a swing dance party happening in the 2nd Avenue station; couples were cutting a rug accompanied by dance bands according to this schedule, and this couple was waiting for the Avenue A bus to take them down to the Delancey/Essex station to greet the train:

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Funny how the human mind works, because I had just been thinking about this train but forgotten when it was going to run again. Just goes to show you, New Yorkers don't need much of an excuse to turn anything into a party!

Tags: new york city, nostalgia, nyc, subway
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