If you happen to be headed from Grand Central to the American League Championship Series Yankees game today, be prepared for a major blast from the past to add some kick to your present.
Departing from the 4/5 uptown express platform at 4 PM for the 5 PM game will be no ordinary, humdrum subway car but a special vintage "Nostalgia Train" boasting rattan seats, ceiling fans and even drop sash windows!
The trip will run nonstop from Grand Central to 161st Street and will take around 30 minutes.
In fact, this train is older than even Yankee Stadium itself, dating all the way back to 1917—that's right, 100 years ago! This appearance is the third it'ss made this season, with previous trips taking place to the Yankees first game of the season and Wild Card game.
If they win out today, the team will be off to Houston, so this may be your last shot to catch this funky ride before the end of the season!
These "Nostalgia Trains" show up every so often when the MTA feels like brightening up our lives a little bit—for example, they often appear around the holidays.
These time-traveling rides are also intended to illustrate just how far public transportation has come over the past century.
It may be a poor consolation prize for a crappy, delay-ridden system, but hey, at least they're trying, right?[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]