Punch,  40 (1861), 105.

Bravo! Eastern Counties!





Railways, Technology, Accidents, Commerce

    Rejoices at the news that the directors of the Eastern Counties Railway have agreed to adopt a 'system of communication between the guard and the engine-driver of the train', but questions the appropriateness of the company calling its trains 'express and fast' given their lateness. Although suspecting that 'nothing will tend to reduce' the frequency of accidents occurring to this company's trains, commends the safety measure to other railway firms, notably because Mr Punch believes that most accidents are caused by poor vigilance. Concludes by praising the 'long-blamed Eastern Counties' for their 'step in the right direction'.

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