New York Transit Museum
Excellent transport museum in Brooklyn, New York, USA
(©urban75, December 2010/July 2011)
Located in the decommissioned Court Street subway station in the Brooklyn Heights neighbourhood of New York City, the New York Transit Museum opened on July 4th 1976.
The Museum contains subway, bus, railway, bridge, and tunnel memorabilia and examples of transit equipment, along with a large collection of vintage cars parked on the original station platforms below.
Opening in April 1936, Court Street station was built as a terminus for local trains of the IND Fulton Street Line, but with several stations nearby offering more useful direct routes, the station was abandoned on June 1, 1946.
Although the passenger service has long gone, Court Street remains connected to the network, with trains moving exhibits using the old shuttle line and the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station's outer two tracks.
There's a collection of old station turnstiles in the museum.
Old ticket office.
Buttons to push!
Vintage enamel subway signs.
Old train parked on one of the old station platforms.
Signal box interior.
You can walk through the old cars. These vintage carriages are frequently used for subway excursions run by the Museum and New York City Transit on various parts of the system - check out my trip on the 6 Avenue (V) train back in 2008.
Note the old school fans!
Inside the car that transported the wages and takings around the network.
Long Island Rail Road logo.
New York Transit Museum details.
Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Admission Adults $6
Children 3-17 years of age $4
Senior Citizens (62+) $4
Seniors Free Wednesdays
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