Punch,  29 (1855), 253.

Our Own Railway in Trouble



Essay, Drollery


Railways, Accidents, Commerce

    Reports on the latest events in the sad history of Punch's spoof 'Kensington Railway'. Notes that the railway came into collision with 'a goods train on the Great Western' and blames this on the fact that the railway has been idle for too long and 'playing tricks with one of its engines'. Laments the lack of business between the railway's termini at Wormwood Scrubs and Warwick Square and the fact that the railway officials do not even have market gardening to occupy them. Proposes to alleviate the situation by carrying 'the unhappy Railway by a bridge across the Great Western' and thus to 'extend the concern so as to make it available, as it might be, for very valuable traffic'.

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