Punch,  49 (1865), 74.

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    Continues Punch's comic observations on the complex and misleading information contained in Bradshaw's Monthly Railway Guide. The initial letter of the text forms part of an illustration showing a stern figure surrounded by a train with steam locomotives at its front and rear ends. The other illustrations show several figures attempting to waylay a train with umbrellas, and a large figure striding across the globe. The latter is an 'allegorical' representation of 'nobody going nowhere in no time', itself a comment on a class of trains whose destination and fares are unknown.

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