New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

October 31st 2013katie

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

Pretty late in posting about this – took so many photos there that it was a bit of a task editing them! We visited the New York Transit Museum on our last day in town, a roasting hot day where we took the ferry down to Brooklyn Bridge, walked some of the riverside promenade (sadly under construction so not particularly attractive at the moment), admired the pretty streets around Brooklyn Heights then trundled to the museum.

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

The museum itself is housed in 1930s subway station. It’s a little claustrophobic (says this general Tube-phobe) and the exhibition itself is kind of dull and geared towards children with lots of interactive exhibits, but wonder awaits downstairs…

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

There are about 25 vintage subway carriages sitting on the old tracks, dating from the turn of the century up to the Seventies, and all decked out with advertisements of the era. Heaven for a pair of ephemera nerds!

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

Courtesy problems apparently go way back…

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

Etti-cat was my favourite: they should bring him back, right? Everyone would heed the advice of a remorseful cat.

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

Space-age 50s carriage

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

Early 20th century carriage

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

Way fun! Highly recommended.

Comments (3)

  • Jade

    November 3rd 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Well I think I know where I am going on Saturday! Also, TfL seriously needs to introduce Etti-cat.

  • Rhianne

    November 18th 2013 at 10:02 am

    Etti-cat is genius!

  • Caroline

    January 10th 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Oh god, I’m old. I can actually remember those old tube carriages! There’d be loads of fag butts between the slats on the floor. (Even as a child I remember thinking that must be dangerous!) Must go here. X

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