Punch,  27 (1854), 63.

Real Steam Engineers



News-Commentary, Drollery


Railways, Engineering, Engineers, Human Species, Steam-power, Machinery

    Responding to the alarming news that engine drivers on the London and North-Western Railway Company are sleeping on duty, suggests that the directors of the company will discuss the possibility of constructing a 'Steam-Engineman' which will consist of an 'iron mechanism [...] animated by steam'. Draws attention to the advantages of such employees, notably the fact that 'they will never turn out for any increase of wages' or 'ever get tipsy'.

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