Punch,  12 (1847), 59.

Railway Geography



Essay, Drollery


Physical Geography, Railways, Textbooks, Education, Time, Schools

    Discusses the impact of railways on geography teaching. Notes the changes to geography textbooks and anticipates that geography questions will soon have 'reference to nothing but railways'. For example, 'What is the capital of England?', will become, 'What is the capital of the London and Birmingham Railway?'. Adds that 'distance, of course, will no longer figure in the maps, but time will be the substitute'.

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