The Idea of Irish Railways
Railways, Engineering, Cultural Geography, Politics, Government, Controversy
Relishes the House of Lords' rejection of Lord George Bentinck's Irish Railways Bill, arguing that giving 'railroads to Ireland would be doing her about as much good as sending her assiettes and wine-coolers'. Points out the engineering difficulties facing such a scheme, including having track laid on steep gradients, machinery being repaired 'with bits of string', and lazy guards.
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