Punch,  24 (1853), 64.

The Rains and the Railway



News-Commentary, Drollery


Meteorology, Electricity, Railways

    Discusses a claim made in the Suffolk Chronicle that iron railroads cause increased amounts of rainfall. Argues that railways have a 'dampening influence' on the country and that the 'atmospheric principle' [a reference to Isambard K Brunel's short-lived atmospheric railway] did not significantly affect the weather.

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