Ride a vintage NYC subway car to the home opener at Yankee Stadium

March 14, 2024

Photo by Marc A. Hermann/ MTA on Flickr

Baseball lovers can travel to Yankee Stadium in retro style aboard vintage NYC subway trains. The New York Transit Museum is running its beloved 1917 IRT Lo-V train and Train of Many Colors on Friday, April 5, offering baseball fans a special way to arrive at the Yankees home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. The event is free with subway fare and departs from Grand Central Terminal at 11 a.m., giving Yankee fans more than enough time to catch the first pitch at 1:05 p.m.

Image courtesy of Marc A. Hermann / MTA on Flickr

The Lo-V subway fleet began service in 1917 and ran until 1969. More than 1,200 of these cars ran in the system and were some of the last cars owned by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) before the city purchased the subway system in 1940, according to the museum.

Passengers will experience what it was like to ride the trains during their prime, taking in their timeless army-green exterior, rattan seats, ceiling fans, vintage strap hangers, and retro advertisements.

Image courtesy of Marc A. Hermann / MTA on Flickr

The Train of Many Colors, one of the museum’s nostalgia trains, consists of a variety of vintage subway cars from the 1960s that represent different ears of the subway system’s history. Featured cars include the R-33, R-33WF, and R-36 cars.

The Lo-V train is scheduled to depart the uptown 4 train platform at Grand Central-42nd Street at roughly 11 a.m., followed by a Train of Many Colors arriving immediately after. The trains will run non-stop along the Lexington Avenue line to 161st Street-Yankee Stadium, taking about 25 minutes.


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