Some of the New York Transit Museum's vintage fleet of subway cars will be rolled out on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, allowing riders to travel in historic style between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on those days.

The Parade of Trains is free with a MetroCard swipe or OMNY tap, and will transport you to the past with rides taking off from the Brighton Beach (B/Q) station continuously on each of those days. The trips will run from Brighton Beach to Kings Highway and back, which is approximately a 20-minute roundtrip ride.

Vintage ads
Vintage ads (New York Transit Museum)
Vintage fleet
Some of the vintage fleet (New York Transit Museum)

There will be four trains from the vintage fleet "representing more than a century of New York City transportation history," according to the Museum. While they are subject to change, currently it's expected that you'll be able to ride the original BRT/BMT "Standards," R1-9s, the Train of Many Metals (post-war fleet), and the wooden BUs.

The cars will not have any modern day features such as automated voice announcements, air conditioning or bright fluorescent lighting — and the ads will also be from another era, creating a fully immersive experience.

"We are extremely fortunate to have some of the oldest rolling stock in the U.S. that still rolls," the Transit Museum noted, "and what better way to ensure that remains the case then to bring our beloved vintage fleet to the rails in Brighton Beach."

Get more details at, where you can also donate the Transit Museum to help maintain these vintage cars!