Punch,  37 (1859), 142.

Probable Railway Catastrophe





Railways, Accidents

    Reports on an 'alarming accident' on the London and South Western Railway in which several people were killed, and the warnings made by Capt. Ross of the Royal Engineers, that such an accident 'may be obviated' if 'the management' made 'adequate provision of guard and break power'. Thinks that if the 'board of directors' were to spend more money on improving the railway they might avoid the 'holocaust of human victims'.

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