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June 12, 2005

The Otehr Side


Almost every weekend, I take Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to the City for dance class and dinners with friends. I use a 10-trip ticket, and the train conductor punches on my card for each trip I take. Somehow, I like to flip things over and see what's on the other side. So I always flip my ticket over to see the configurations of punch stamps I get. The last ticket I finished seems to have a theme - spooks?!

(From right to left) The second ride I had with this card, I got a cross and the tombs came after it. The fourth ride got me boxing gloves, followed by picks. The one before the last, I think it loks like a bat. The back of this ticket looks a bit creepy as the crosses and tombs are placed together.

I tried to google for an answer on the configurations of the conductprs' punches but got nothing. Almost every stamp is unique - I haven't seen same shape for two conductors. So if any one of you can find out the story behind it, please let me know.

Mm. Today is an uneventful Sunday, which is kind of nice in a way. :)

Posted by kay at June 12, 2005 05:08 PM


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