A Liberal Proposal
Railways, Technology, Accidents, Commerce
Discusses a railway director's letter in The Times declaring the threat posed by 'some monster trains' of his firm to the financial state of shareholders and the safety of passengers. Accepts the correspondent's proposal for the firm to pay for passengers' fares and for passangers 'to stay at home', pointing out how little this will affect shareholders' prospects. Believes that 'it would be a positive gain to many Railways, if they closed their premises, and ceased running their trains altogether'.
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