Lost City had better luck than I when it came to dragging progeny to the MTA’s recent (and annual) moving museum — a 1930s subway train that ran, each of the past several Sundays, on the V line between 2nd Ave in Manhattan and Queensboro Plaza.


If you, too, missed the ride, you can still catch — in addition to LC’s account and a more humorous one by East Village Idiot — a bonus video of the working ceiling fan, spinning just inches above straphangers’ heads. Reminds me of the spinning shadows in the subway scenes from Pickup on South Street (1953). When I first saw that film I thought the subway ceiling fans were somehow a production goof introduced via a fake subway car set!

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