Punch, 57 (1869), 85.
A Cure for Railway Cruelty
Railways, Transport, Accidents, Government, Morality
Noting how 'Correspondents' are 'continually complaining' of the lateness and dangers of railways, blames accidents on the 'want of common sense' on the part of railway directors. Argues that drastically reducing the number of guards on trains is 'false economy' because it will increase the chance of accidents and thus damages to be paid out by railway firms. Proposes an 'Act of Parliament' which forbids guards to work long hours and makes directors 'personally liable' for injuries sustained in railway accidents.
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