To promote the upcoming second season of Boardwalk Empire the HBO crew are bringing back 1920′s subway cars to the NYC subways.

Starting on Saturday, September 3rd an authentic vintage 1920’s train will run on the express 2/3 track in Manhattan throughout September (specifically, from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). Originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, the train began service back in 1917 and will once again be operational. Customers who have the opportunity to ride the vintage train will be transported back in time to the Prohibition era with authentic details such as rattan seats, ceiling fans and drop sash windows, as well as a custom branded interior featuring Boardwalk Empire-inspired period artwork.

Not only will there be old-timey train cars, but a branded street team will also be handing out free Metro Cards around Times Square-42nd and 72nd street. Let’s just hope there is air conditioning.

Welcome back Nucky Thompson. The new season of Boardwalk Empire starts September 25th on HBO.

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