Punch,  55 (1868), 35.

The Railway Amalgamation Screw



News-Commentary, Drollery


Railways, Transport, Charlatanry, Commerce, Government, Politics, Telegraphy

    Discusses an extract from an anti-government article in the Railway Times which describes the effect on the public of the government's withdrawal of the bill to amalgamate Southern railway lines. Punch interprets the article to mean that the railways south of the Thames need to 'extort consent for their rapacious Amalgamation scheme' (allowing trains for different firms to share lines). Wonders if the government will respond by nationalising railways as they have done with the telegraph system.

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