RAILROADS: A Kiss & a Slap

To many a harried New York commuter the Long Island Rail Road is not a railroad at all, but a form of torture. It carries more commuters annually than any other railroad in the U.S., and in its antiquated, dusty and jampacked cars, carries them very uncomfortably. This week the Long Island, which is owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad Co., eased the lot of its longsuffering customers. The railroad put into service the first of ten semi-air conditioned, double-deck, aluminum cars with two tiers of seats. They will carry 134 passengers, 86% more than the average car, cost a...

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