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Discusses an item in The Times reporting the decision of the board of visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory to entreat the Admiralty to ban railways from Greenwich Park. Notes that this 'deplorable decision' was based on 'ascertained facts' that trains 'would disturb the scientific instruments' at the observatory. Regrets that there is not an observatory in every park because this would satisfy those who think that the 'Iron Horse' has 'kicked down too many lovely scenes' and is becoming an 'insufferable nuisance'.
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