Punch,  52 (1867), [87].

A Block on the Line

J T, pseud.  [John Tenniel] *


Illustration, Drollery

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J T, pseud.  [John Tenniel] *


Politics, Government, Railways, Transport, Engineering, Accidents

    Following PU1/52/9/4, this shows a group of statesmen –—John Russell (1st Earl Russell), John Bright, Robert Lowe, William E Gladstone, and Benjamin Disraeli—dressed as engineers and standing alongside a steam locomotive labelled 'Reform' which has come off its rails. The superintendent, John Bull, stands before them all and complains that he 'must have the rail cleared', which prompts the engineers to squabble over who is best suited to save the situation.

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