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You can take a vintage train out to Coney Island this weekend

By Zoe Butenhoff

Take a trip down Memory Lane this Saturday when a historic 1917 BMT Standard Train journeys out to Coney Island from 96th Street-2nd Avenue station at 10am.

Once onboard, you'll be able sit back, relax and take in the sights as this 102-year-old train chugs along to Stillwell Ave Station. There are countless fun things to do in Coney Island right now that should make the summer excursion a day to remember—from a ride on the Cyclone to a visit to the Coney Art Walls. You can also visit the Coney Island Museum for New York Transit Museum’s exhibition Five Cents to Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island to learn more about the history of the funky oceanside nabe.

After a day spent in the sun, the train will depart for the “mainland” at 4pm, making select stops in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $50 for adults and $25 for children (general public) or $35 for adults and $20 for children (museum members).

Photograph: Courtesy New York Transit Museum


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