Punch,  12 (1847), 93.

Railways for Ireland




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N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Railways, Commerce, Cultural Geography, Race, Politics, Government

    Suspects that Punch's disastrous 'Kensington Railway' never occurred to Lord George Bentinck, the architect of the Irish Railways Bill. Describes the former scheme as a 'road leading from a place where nobody ever was, to a place where nobody was ever going'. Hopeful that the line would make a profit once it is extended at both ends, but warns that no amount of extension to the Irish railways would make them profitable. The illustration shows a deserted railway station.

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