Punch,  24 (1853), 209.

The Locomotive Table Company



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Railways, Steam-power, Spiritualism, Psychology, Accidents

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Galignani's Messenger

    Announces the formation of a company that seeks to replace railway locomotives with tables which will drag railway coaches by the force of table-turning. Hopes that this will reduce accidents on the railway and explains that the tables will move by the 'volition' of the 'hands of the Company' of directors, who, as Punch already explained in PU1/24/13/2, would, by being placed at the front of the train, reduce the likelihood of accidents.

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