Punch, 9 (1845), 175.
Preliminary Prospectus of the Grand Political Railway
Railways, Government, Politics
Exploiting an implicit analogy between political movements and railway traffic, this advertisement, subtitled, 'Peel's Line', offers 'a direct communication between the Whig and Tory termini'. Expects 'Corn' to cause 'a tremendous traffic on the Political Railway' and that the 'severe' gradients' may be overcome, thus preventing the 'ups and downs on the lines from being too sudden and precipitous'. Believes customers will be 'decidedly favourable to the proposed Railway' because it allows great changes in political points of view.
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