NEW YORK CITY HEAVY RAIL Church and Train, Astoria
The afternoon sun is casting a harsh glare as our train
meets an Astoria-bound train not too far from the end of the line. There is a rich
mixture of ethnic cultures on the streets below. The prominent line
identification at the front of each train is helpful for the great
majority of passengers who know which route they seek. In a much
earlier era two colored lamps provided coded route and line
identification to those who knew the meaning of the markings.