Vintage trains are back for the holidays

(Credit: Urbanite)

A vintage train runs on the V line last December. (Kristen V. Brown)

Nobody seems to like the V line much (except perhaps folks who enjoy space to spread out and aren't in any great rush), but only a Grinch would badmouth it in December.

Starting today and continuing every Sunday through Dec. 28, the MTA will run vintage trains between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. between Queens Plaza and Second Avenue in Manhattan.

But wait, there'e more. We know this certainly hasn't been a season of good cheer for the MTA and its straphangers, but you can at least try to get into the holiday spirit on the rails by stopping by Grand Central Terminal during December. The MTA has its annual light show in the Grand Concourse, and its holiday train show at the Transit Museum's annex at GCT continues through Jan. 19.

-- Rolando Pujol

More: Story and blog post with pictures from amNY's ride aboard the vintage V last year.

Tags: mta , vintage trains , history , holiday traditions , v line , grand central terminal , transportation , transit , subway , queens , manhattan

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