Vintage train ride to Yankees Stadium on Monday, April 2, 2018

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Vintage train ride to Yankees Stadium on Monday, April 2, 2018
Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 6:14 AM

MTA New York City Transit has rescheduled its annual Opening Day tradition of a vintage train ride to Yankees Stadium on Monday, April 2, 2018, due to inclement weather. The nostalgia train will operate on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

The vintage train known as the “Lo-V” will operate nonstop from the uptown express platform of the Lexington Avenue 456 Line at 42 St-Grand Central, departing at 2:30 p.m. The “Lo-V” will run from 42 St-Grand Central to 161 St-Yankee Stadium, arriving in time for the first pitch at Yankees Stadium.

This vintage 4-car train consists of four low-voltage subway cars from 1917. The train’s nickname comes from its electrical usage, which did not rely on the third rail to operate. Instead, it used a voltage relayed from a series of batteries fed from the third rail. 

WHAT:      The 4-car “Lo-V” nostalgia train, operating as a nonstop 4 train from 42 St-Grand Central to 161 St-Yankee Stadium.

WHEN:      Tuesday, April 3. 

WHERE:     Departs from the uptown 4 express tracks at 42 St-Grand Central at 2:30 p.m.  

 
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Posted by MidlandMike on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 8:29 PM

I get the feeling that you wish you could be on that train.

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 8:54 PM

He's not the only one.

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Posted by wanswheel on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 11:12 PM

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 1:24 PM

Two things that are immediatley rather obviously different from today..1) you could smoke on the train, ..that fella exited the car with a cigarette going and 2) people didn't dress like they were in some 3rd world in pyjama bottoms, dirty saggy blue jeans and hoodies. Of course my students dress in that manner, everyday. Some of the 'think they are too cool' profs do to.  

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Posted by Firelock76 on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 4:55 PM

Great film clip wanswheel!  For those who don't know, it's from the Jimmy Stewart film "The FBI Story,"  shot in the 50's.  The guy in the grey suit, black overcoat, and fedora is a commie spy who's being tailed by the G-Men.

They catch him red-handed (no pun intended), the traitorous commie rat!

And sure, it was a different world back then.  Who dresses up to go to a ball game nowadays?  Sportscasters of course, but that's all.

I should add it's not baseball season, when they go inside the stadium the Giants are playing!  Dont' know who they're playing or what the score is.  Sorry.

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