Punch,  37 (1859), 209.

The Wear and Tear of Railways



News-Commentary, Drollery


Railways, Engineering, Commerce

    Following news that 20,000 tons of iron need to be replaced every year on railways, 'owing to wear and tear' and that 'twenty six million wooden sleepers require to be replaced from the same cause', discusses the 'wear and tear upon the patience of the passengers', of a meeting of shareholders, and of the 'mind and soul and pocket' of railway investors.

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