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.
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…
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!
Courtesy problems apparently go way back…
Etti-cat was my favourite: they should bring him back, right? Everyone would heed the advice of a remorseful cat.
Space-age 50s carriage
Early 20th century carriage
Way fun! Highly recommended.