RAILROADS: Turnabout

Long before he won control of the New York Central management, Robert R. Young liked to scourge the "goddamned bankers" and attack railroad operators while he championed the poor, neglected passengers. Crusader Bob's most effective ploy was a cartoon of a pig. fat and sassy in his freight car, looking down on a bedraggled, luggage-laden human traveler and his family changing trains. Hooted the ad: "A hog can cross the country without changing trains—but YOU can't."

One night last week, more than a carload of human travelers hooted back at Robert R....

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