Vintage New York City Subway Cars Return for September Weekends

While we would (almost) never suggest that your top clients go into New York City's admittedly less-than-luxe subway system, they may just have a reason to try it out during weekends this month: According to Gothamist, vintage subway cars will be brought back into service on one popular city line during weekends in September, giving history buffs a chance to see what the city's transit system was like nearly 100 years ago.

As part of a promotion for the TV series Boardwalk Empire, an authentic vintage 1920’s train will run on the express 2/3 track in Manhattan throughout September (specifically, from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). Originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, the train began service  in 1917. Visitors who get to ride the trains will get to sit on rattan seats and use ceiling fans and drop-sash windows to keep cool.
 
And yes, for the record--this means we're actually looking forward to riding the subway!

Photo courtesy of Gothamist

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