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1930s New York subway train makes rare trip from Queens to Manhattan

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    May 30, 2013: In this photo provided by the New York Mass Transit Administration, an unidentified MTA employee checks the platform from between the cars of a 1930’s era subway train in the Queens borough of New York.AP/Mass Transit Administration

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    ADDS PHOTOGRAPHER TO BYLINE - In this undated photo provided by the New York Mass Transit Administration, the interior of a restored 1930’s era subway car is shown. The MTA borrowed some cars from the New York Transit Museum to commemorate the opening of a stretch of subway tracks badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Lucky straphangers who happened to be in the right place at the right time got a nostalgic ride in an 8-car city subway train. (AP Photo/Mass Transit Administration, Patrick Cashin)The Associated Press

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    In this photo provided by the New York Mass Transit Administration, a 1930’s era subway train stops on the platform at a station in the Queens borough of New York, Thursday, May 30, 2013. The train was briefly brought back into service to commemorate the opening of a stretch of subway tracks badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy in late October of 2012. Lucky straphangers who happened to be in the right place at the right time got a nostalgic ride in an 8-car city subway train. (AP Photo/Mass Transit Administration)The Associated Press

New York City's bustling subway system has received a jolt of nostalgia.

Lucky straphangers who happened to be in the right place at the right time on Thursday got to ride in eight subway cars purchased between 1930 and 1939.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority says some of the cars were taken out of the New York Transit Museum to commemorate the opening of a stretch of subway tracks badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

After the ceremony, the cars were put into regular passenger service for one quick trip from Queens to upper Manhattan.

Riders on board the train took pictures and gawked at its old-school style. Ads for Clark bars, fireworks shows on Coney Island and Levy's Rye Bread adorned the walls.

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