Friday, September 2, 2011

Boardwalk Empire Is Bringing Back Old School Subways



   HBO series Boardwalk Empire returns to the airwaves on September 25th. The show Chronicles the life and times of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster. They are ringing in season 2 by bringing back vintage trains to the subway tracks(NYC).
Starting on Saturday, September 3rd an authentic vintage 1920’s train will run on the express 2/3 track in Manhattan throughout September (specifically, from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). Originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, the train began service back in 1917 and will once again be operational. Customers who have the opportunity to ride the vintage train will be transported back in time to the Prohibition era with authentic details such as rattan seats, ceiling fans and drop sash windows, as well as a custom branded interior featuring Boardwalk Empire-inspired period artwork.
   This will be around for four weekends, running through the 25th of September, and will be making stops at 96th, 72nd, and Times Square-42nd street stations only. I am very excited about this. I do not watch Boardwalk Empire but I just want to see how the old train looks & feels.

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