April 12, 2022
Yankee Fans Ride Vintage Trains to Home Opener
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) welcomed the 2022 baseball season by offering Yankee fans express service for the team’s home opener against the Boston Red Sox on two historic trains, The Nostalgia Train and The Train of Many Colors. The trains departed 42 St-Grand Central for the trip to 161 St-Yankee Stadium. New York City Transit SVP of Subways, Demetrius Crichlow, and the Director of the New York Transit Museum, Concetta Bencivenga, met fans at 42 St-Grand Central.
The Nostalgia Train, the 1917 IRT Lo-V subway train, which usually makes an annual debut for the Yankee home opener, returned for the first time since the pandemic. However, this year, it was accompanied by an additional nostalgia train, the Train of Many Colors. Both trains arrived at 42 St-Grand Central, where a crowd of Yankee fans, and rail fans alike, awaited their turn to board the historic sets of cars on a non-stop ride on the Lexington Av line to 161 St-Yankee Stadium in 25 minutes, arriving in plenty of time before the first pitch.