Punch,  30 (1856), 33.

Permanent Ways



Essay, Drollery


Railways, Time, Accidents, Technology

    Responding to allusions to the 'permanent way' with regard to railway accidents, offers six 'ways which it would appear are permanent in railroad management' and which are potential sources of accident. These include 'A Way of choosing for excursion trains that precise period when the line is fullest', and 'A Way of managing the goods-traffic solely by the laws of eccentric motion: letting the trains start and stop themselves at any time'.

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