Punch,  27 (1854), 241.

The First Railway in Australia



News-Commentary, Drollery


Railways, Technology, Progress

    Discusses a report in the Sydney Herald of the 'first Railway in Australia', which suffered a troublesome birth when the locomotive only started moving after considerable pushing from porters, policemen, and others. Hopes that 'the Australians will get up their steam a little better than they did on the inauguration of their first Railway', but notes that a recent report would suggest otherwise.

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