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Old 12-27-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Every Sunday in December, NYC runs a train along the V line where it's all the old subway cars from the 1930s-1960s. It has all the old ads and everything. The subway cars are really loud and pretty rickety when you're on them, but that's to be expected because they're so old. Anyone can go on them and it's just the regular subway fare.

I do this every year, and this year was a lot more fun. There are a lot of people who dress up with 1930s/40s clothes and play music, swing dance, and sing. It really makes you feel like you're in the year 1940. And it isn't a club or anything set up by the MTA; it's just random people who love to dress up that way and you swing dance with strangers. And people say that NYers don't even talk to strangers, lol. I have clothes from the 1940s, so next year I plan on dressing up and swing dancing with those people.

Here's a couple videos of it. It's so much fun Does your city run any vintage buses/trains during the year like this? I love history and would love to hear what your cities do.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e92g5OhsLrg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVBgH50YT-k
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Does the LIRR still have friday Bar Car parties?
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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^^I don't think so. I remember as a kid (80s up to the mid 90s or so), they used to sell alcohol on some train cars. Haven't seen that in a long time.


....So I guess no other city does this??? Is this unique to NY? I imagine Chicago must do something similar?
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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Chicago has had a few events with historic trains. I think last year they ran some of them going around the loop for a few hours one evening. They also ran them around on the North Main express tracks.





Another random thing they do every year is the Holiday train that runs at certain times on all 8 lines.


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Old 12-27-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Looks pretty cool.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Los Angeles used to be covered in rail from the Pacific Electric Railway. In the 1920's the vast majority of L.A. got around via this railway that spanned all over the Southland.

A small portion of the Pacific Electric Railway operates Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the San Pedro neighborhood from the cruise ship terminal at the Port of Los Angeles to the 22rd Street Marina, passing through the "downtown" San Pedro area. Replicas and restored "Red Cars" from 1909 operate on the railway.

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Old 12-27-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Of course my city looks like that.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:12 PM
 
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^^Really??? our cities are so similar
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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^^Really??? our cities are so similar
Lol, I love when they bring the Vintage Buses out as well, the only thing I hate is that they only run in Manhattan.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOD2k...eature=related
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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Really? wow, I'd love to ride one of them. I think I heard about that last year from an ad I saw on a bus. I imagine they get really packed.
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