Time Travel Under the Streets of Gotham
Shawn and Cindy were among the many "time-travelers" who really got into the spirit by dressing
for the occasion to ride on one of this year's trips on New York City's Holiday Nostalgia Subway Trains.
The trips, which ran Sundays from Thanksgiving weekend to the end of December also attracted lots of photographers, including many who showed up with film cameras, some of which were even of the era of this vintage train of R1-9 cars (*), which ran on the IND 6th and 8th Avenue lines from their opening in the early 1930's into the mid 1950's, and actually soldiered on, on various parts of the system, into the early '70s.
And, if the musical "growl" of the old-style DC traction motors weren't enough to engage one's auditory nostalgia, the event also featured live swing music on the platforms, and tunes from the era performed aboard the train. (**)
©2019 Steve Ember
Thomas Reitzel 04/01/2019 10:43That´s really a thrilling, interesting and charming event! Even more so when people are dressed adequately and photographers make use of their older equipment!
Apart from the photographers the ladies seem to have the most fun, hair done in matching manner of the time and with the inevitable hat on, surely gloves, not to be spoken of the rest of their undoubtly charming, even thrilling outfit like elegantly tailored and figure-charming costumes, seamed nylons and matching heels, a dressing style many of us are desperately missing these days! Maybe you could take one or anther photo of these!
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