Punch,  49 (1865), 115.

The Guide to Bradshaw. Chapter VI.  [9/9]



Serial, Essay, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:

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Railways, Publishing, Time, Periodicals

    The initial letter forms part of an illustration showing a steam locomotive and carriages which look like a large caterpillar on a leaf. The text begins by noting that Bradshaw's Monthly Railway Guide is considered by some commentators to be 'a wild rolicking jovial son of Erin', owing to the confusing information about the arrival times of trains. Proceeds to poke fun at other aspects of the work. Concluding the article and the series, the author lists his intentions, which include cheering the 'confused inquirer' and 'to point the way to wanderers in the Bradshawian mazes'. Beneath the last line is an illustration showing George Bradshaw riding six locomotives at once, while casting copies of his work to the wind.

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