Friday, December 19, 2008

Weekend Jaunt: Admire the Vintage Food Ads on the Old Timey V Train

Vintage Subway Ride

Sure the V Train is the newest subway line in the NYC subway system, but you wouldn't know it this Sunday. If you happen to be in the 2nd Avenue station at just the right time you can hop the "Nostalgia Train" to Queens and check out the excellent classic subway ads...

A couple of weekends ago while heading into Manhattan I happened to look up at 2nd Avenue and noticed the Nostalgia Train was sitting across the platform. I jumped off my regular old F Train and hopped onto the curious old fashioned train which was primarily composed of R-1 subway cars from the early 1930s.

Vintage Subway Ride

Vintage Subway Ride

The cars are in fantastic shape. I love vintage advertisements and it was cool to see all of the ads for products from that era--hello, Postum!--and also products that continue to have a presence in today's marketplace like Clark Bars and the National Biscuit Company aka Nabisco.

Vintage Subway Ride

Vintage Subway Ride

Look it's the 1950s version of "If you see something, say something"!


Rehabbed subways cars from the 1930s through the 1970s are running on the V line between 2nd Avenue and Queens Plaza. The Nostalgia Train comes but once a year, so don't miss your chance either this Sunday or next Sunday, December 28th. My timing was a little off and I needed to get uptown before the train took off for it's next trip, so I'll definitely try to squeeze in a special ride this weekend. Anything I should check out at Queens Plaza?


Departure times:
From Lower East Side 2 Av station on the V line at:
10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm
From Queens Plaza station at:
10:45 am, 12:15 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm and 4:45pm

And remember..."Don't be a Sticker..."


For more photos check out my flickr set.


Siobhan said...

No, there's nothing to check out at Queens Plaza, but there are some places in LIC.

Anonymous said...

Wait. What was the V doing running on a weekend?