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NYC's secret holiday subway line with antique cars is back in service — here's what it's like to ride it

Business Insider Logo By Ben Gilbert of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 50: 
  
    Every year, New York City offers people a chance to
    ride a subway from another era in the city's past.
  
  
    The line, dubbed the "Holiday Nostalgia" train line,
    costs the same $2.75 as a normal subway ride.
  
  
    We took the train and documented our experience
    below.
  
  
    
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  The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating
  curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground
  track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and
  secret passageways - it's an object of desire for the urban
  explorers among us.

  And, occasionally, New York City acknowledges the delightful
  mystery surrounding its 24-hour transportation system. The annual
  "Holiday Nostalgia" train line, seen above, is a perfect example
  of this.

  The train line, consisting of eight vintage New York subway cars
  from several different eras, runs for a few weekends each year -
  from the Sunday after Thanksgiving to the end of the year, only
  on Sundays. It costs the same $2.75 as any subway ride.

  So what'd we do? We got on the train and took a ride, of course!
  This is what it's like.

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways - it's an object of desire for the urban explorers among us.

And, occasionally, New York City acknowledges the delightful mystery surrounding its 24-hour transportation system. The annual "Holiday Nostalgia" train line, seen above, is a perfect example of this.

The train line, consisting of eight vintage New York subway cars from several different eras, runs for a few weekends each year - from the Sunday after Thanksgiving to the end of the year, only on Sundays. It costs the same $2.75 as any subway ride.

So what'd we do? We got on the train and took a ride, of course! This is what it's like.

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