Closing Bell: To the Rockaways By Rail

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The New York Transit Museum just announced a nostalgia ride all the way from its Downtown Brooklyn location to the Rockaways. On Sunday, August 3rd, the Museum will send a fleet of postwar subway cars to Rockaway Beach — passengers will ride on a variety of cars introduced between the 1940s and 1960s. They include a rare Second Avenue Subway R11 prototype model labeled the “Million Dollar Car” when first introduced in 1949, as well as the R40, a futuristic model introduced in 1968. During the trip itself, the museum staff will display transit artifacts as part of a “hands-on history” activity. Once in the Rockaways, riders will be able to spend a day at the beach before heading back to the museum.

Tickets cost $50 for adults and $25 for children, with discounts for museum members. To purchase tickets online, go here.

Photo via NYC Parks