Punch,  10 (1846), 246–47.

A Railway Cemetery



Essay, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:

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N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Railways, Transport, Commerce

    Suggests that the large number of 'defunct Railway shares' should be buried in a 'large scale' cemetery for 'the late much-lamented Railways', a place that it expects to be visited by 'sincere mourners', including 'attorneys, engineers, scrip-holders, and provisional committee-men'. Suggests that lawyers 'might write eulogistic inscriptions in a truly parental style of affectionate regret'. The illustrations show a tombstone in the shape of a small upturned steam locomotive, and another in the form of the front of a steam locomotive. The latter features one of the 'sincere mourners' to which the text refers.

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