2017 is nice, but New Yorkers have a chance Sunday to travel back in time, jumping aboard a vintage subway train — maybe one with ceiling fans and padded seats.
The MTA has rolled out some vintage cars for the holiday season.
New York City Transit "Shoppers Special" operates eight different cars from the 1930s through the 1970s on different letter lines.
"It reminded me of like old times, so it felt like I was in the 19th Century," one young straphanger said.
The cars feature wicker seats, old ceiling fans, and old school advertisements.
Many passengers even dressed up for the occasion to travel back in time.
"I love the era, and I love dressing up, and I love being on the nostalgia trains," one woman said.
"I grew up in New York, so not this train — this is way before my time — but there's train over there I remember with the fans — well, these are fans, but they're more contemporary fans,' another rider said. "So, missing the graffiti, but I like it. They kept everything nice and preserved."
Sunday marks the start of the MTA's annual tradition of offering holiday rides on subway and buses through Christmas.
The throwback trains are scheduled to run every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Christmas Eve.
For more information on where to catch the vintage trains, visit nytransitmuseum.org/holidaynostalgiarides