Punch,  27 (1854), 92.

Punch's Own Railway



Reportage, Spoof


Railways, Technology, Commerce, Steam-power

    Report of Punch's 'snug little suburban line' that illustrates the small-scale nature of the operation. For example, it boasts that its rolling stock includes a 'garden roller', that it had lost a 'moral engine which the Company once possessed in the support of a now apathetic press', and that its boiler 'is not yet out of hot water, nor likely to be for some time to come'.

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