Punch,  48 (1865), 263.

Life and Character on the Rail





Railways, Travel, Gender, Morality, Accidents

    Notes from the 'Official Report of the Government Inspector of Railways' that 'gentlemen passengers, as well as railway officers of all classes constantly refuse to travel singly with a stranger of the weaker sex' in case they are accused of 'insult or assault'. Concludes that the 'chances of broken bones and blasted character' during railway travel are equal.

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