Railways, Accidents, Engineering, Technology
Discusses the inquest into the recent railway accident on a line of the Great Western Railway Company. Notes that the coroner reported the jury's verdict that a defective locomotive engine and lines, and negligence were to blame. A representative of the company insisted that the line was 'as perfect as any in the kingdom', words of reassurance that Punch notes are inconsistent with the jury's verdict and suggest that all the lines in the country are defective.
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