Warning, if you don’t like trains, you won’t like this post.
If, however, you’re the kind of person who’s been collecting model trains since toddlerhood and/or you have an actual toddler at home who’s really into them, then read on.
I’m keeping it light on text this week so that I can share some photos from a visit to the NYC Transit Museum in Brooklyn.
We took a trip to the museum over the winter and I’ve been meaning to share these pictures but a few things got in the way – winter storms, a Caribbean getaway, a triumphant return to the lake house and other report worthy events that had me donning my CNN news anchor hat.
That being said, the transport museum is a hidden gem. It takes a little more effort to get there if you’re in Manhattan, but the upside that you get the place to yourself. On the day we visited, we only bumped into two other groups of visitors.
I will admit that I was a teensy bit worried that we’d run into Jack the Ripper in the museum catacombs and have nobody to rescue us. But the ability to relax in empty Mad Men-era subway cars was well worth it.
To get into the museum, you enter just as you would any old subway station.
After a fascinating walk through a section that shares the subway’s history – photographs, tools, and plans, you end up by a set of old turnstiles.
Sam thought that getting to sit in the driver’s seat in a few of the old buses was better than Christmas.
Other sights included a tiny streetcar replica.
But the old subway cars were the main attraction.
We spent a lot of time doing this…
Sam was such a gem and enjoyed his visit so much that on the way out, instead of our usual rush through the gift shop, we stopped, poked around a little, and got him a gift.
That would be the #2 train bear, who weeks later, still sleeps snugly at the end of his bed.
Hope everyone had a good week!
What a fab set of photos especially the one where he is the driver heheh!
Have a tanfabulous week 😉
How fun! I think we are heading to NYC next month and I can’t wait to get back. It’s been way too long.
So neat! That’s the kind of stuff you only get to see in the movies. Unless you’re in NYC. Great photos!
Wow! What an amazing experience!
Fun. My favorite is the one taken head on to the bus he is “driving”
I just showed these photos to my teenage son. He finds the abandoned subway system and trains an interesting topic, but hasn’t been there himself. Me neither. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Tina from Amanda’s Books and More
Aw, that’s so sweet, thanks for sharing them with him 🙂
Trains fascinated me as a kid. 🙂
What a delightful post. Looks like you and Sam had an amazing time. Love the entrance to the museum and the photo of Sam in the driver’s seat.
Thanks, we had such a good time!
Thanks for hosting. My girls would love something like this. They enjoy going to the Naval Aviation Museum here and trying out all the planes they have for kids to sit in.
My vehicle loving son would adore that museum!
Fantastic photos. So glad to find you through WW.
Thanks so much, glad you stopped by!
I love places like this!! what a great day for little ones. YAM xx
I love old trains, subways, glad Sam got to take the tour, his little gift will be very special and a great reminder of your tour.
How cool is this!!
Looks like the little man had a wonderful time.
So much fun!! Our little guy would have been in heaven there!
What a fun place to visit and learn from!! 🙂
Neat! There’s a tiny train in my town’s park that your cutie would probably love to ride. ^.^
That’s a great place for a museum. How cool!
That looks like a really cool museum!
Wow, looks like a fantastic day out. Thanks for sharing.
Cool photos. I love trains.
We took our kids on a steam train last summer – they absolutely loved it!
How precious that he still sleeps with the bear! 🙂
My boys would LOVE it there! Love the photos!
My son would really really love to see this too! #WW
How cool! The place looks like a ghost town. My kiddos would love sitting in all those subway cars and buses. I’ll keep it in mind for our next visit!
Please do, it’s a really cool spot…
Super cool! I would love that. I was just in NY last week and wish I had known.
What a delightful way to spend a winter’s day with someone so cute! Gr8 photo op and memories for a lifetime for you both! Happy WW!
Oh how cool! I want to check that place out, now! 🙂 Love all the shots! 🙂
Very cool, love the old subway cars.
Very COOL! Happy Mother’s Day!
Thanks & same to you!
definitely looks like a fun adventure. My house was all Thomas and Geo for a few years, but now it is all Lego and Barbie. 🙂
Well, those are marvelous & yes he was just the cutest model ever. We went to Chattanooga, Tenn. & they had something similar where you got to go on the trains & look around, take pics etc. They turned one train into an actual restaurant (fine dining of course, white tablecloths & everything & there were about six sleeping cars where you actually get to sleep overnight, but very expensive. Don’t know if I would want to do that. hehehe Thanks for stopping by & sharing your wonderful pics. I have a linky too if anyone would like to stop by!
Love the picture of him on the train! So cute!
Thanks so much 🙂
Love your pictures and your little boy.. So cute in the drivers seat. Thanks for sharing on my Almost Wordless Wednesday Meme and I hope that you will join me again next week. And I am a little jealous of your Caribbean getaway…
Cool pics – looks like a great trip and awesome train museum 🙂
What a cool place! Mikey would love it too!