Punch,  42 (1862), 13.

Amateur Engine-Drivers



News-Commentary, Drollery


Railways, Expertise, Mental Illness, Accidents, Charlatanry

    Discusses a letter in The Times from J B Owen, secretary of the Eastern Counties Railway Company, who sought to reassure a correspondent that William F Windham, who had bribed his way into impersonating a guard on an Eastern Counties locomotive, had not managed to drive the train. Thinks the public needs to know whether such 'fast young men' as Windham have endangered their lives by driving engines for amusement.

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