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Transit Museum celebrates 40th anniversary with rides on vintage trains in Brooklyn

Posted: 6:03 PM, Jun 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-25 17:14:23-04
Straphangers will be able to ride vintage trains to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the New York Transit Museum. (New York Transit Museum)

Straphangers will be able to ride vintage trains to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the New York Transit Museum. (New York Transit Museum)

BRIGHTON BEACH, Brooklyn — The New York Transit Museum is bringing back their vintage trains to celebrate the museum’s 40th anniversary.

The event kicked off Saturday and will run through Sunday with rides out of the Brighton Beach B/Q subway station.

Seven vintage trains will run a short round trip from Brighton Beach to Ocean Parkway. The fleet of trains include the BMT D-Type Triplex, IND R1/9s and the Train of Many Metals. Curbed reports that the BRT Brooklyn Union Elevated Cars, the oldest train at the museum, will be featured. The trains were operational between 1904 and 1969.

There will also be a pop-up retail shop and activities for the whole family at the Brighton Beach subway station.

The museum has been taking the vintage trains out for rides over the last few months.

In April, the museum broke out the “Train of Many Colors” to celebrate the Mets playing in the National League Championship Series.

The event is free with the swipe of your MetroCard.

The trains run from noon to 4 p.m.