Punch,  11 (1846), 199.

The Latest New Railway



Illustration, Drollery; Essay, Drollery

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N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Railways, Transport, Invention

    Proposes a new 'Shop-Ledge Line', a railway consisting of vehicles running along street ledges, which have been constructed at the same height. Explains that each vehicle will be fitted with 'a sort of telescopic axletree', enabling it to move through thoroughfares of different width. Believes that the project will 'cause relief to the overcrowded streets' and explains that the cost will be 'moderate' and only requires shareholders to adjust their window ledges to the level of their next-door neighbours'.

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