Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
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LIRR's mascot was once Metro Man, a name later "adopted" by Metro-North's mascot, a talking cyborg/robot that appears at events and schools to promote rail education and safety. (The first Metro Man was a M-1A, with the second a M-7A).
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
Thank you, KW. Can you date it?
You are referring to the two color items I posted?
More Malone material:
Jamaica Station umbrella tag c.1985 This was a program in the mid-80's to lend out the thousands of unclaimed lost and found umbrellas. It lasted perhaps a year, until all the lent umbrellas were stolen or lost. The work of public relations man Don Malone.
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrpa ... oehler.jpg
Back in the early 1970's the LIRR was on a safety campaign much like today's Operation Lifesaver. This item is a book cover. Back in my school days we were required to cover our text books with either brown paper or an accepted book cover. They came to schools with a demonstration, and also gave out freebies to the students., one of which was the book cover pictured. How I managed to save it all these years is a miracle! I used it to cover my Electrical Installation notebook. I attended a vocational high school and it seemed appropriate for me to use a LIRR book cover, as I was a railfan even back then, on my way to becoming an electrician. Info: Mike Kubiak
PDtower.jpg (90842 bytes)Most of the LIRR's art through the '70 and '80's, was drawn by Don Malone. He had a trademark way of drawing people's hands. Note the kid waiting at the railroad crossing and compare it with any of Don's drawings.
Don worked in Public Affairs back when it was called Public Relations and had a staff of three.
Thank you. I when add the information.