RAILROADS: Passengers' Friend

To mark its 125th birthday this year, the Long Island Rail Road, busiest U.S. commuter line, decided to spruce up its grimy face and its public image. Last week the railroad's coaches sported the latest evidence of its campaign: a gay new insignia to replace the drab, 100-year-old L.I. in a circle. The insignia: a red, yellow and blue emblem showing a harried commuter rushing to catch a train, eyes glued to his watch and hand gripping a briefcase and umbrella. The new insignia for "The Route of the Dashing Commuter," is designed to humanize the Long Island, point...

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