Punch,  58 (1870), 104.

Dangerous and Expensive "Freaks"





Railways, Accidents, Causation

    Notes that a government inspector involved in awarding damages for injuries sustained during an accident on a line of the Great Northern Railway Company argued that some accidents to carriages were caused by '"freaks" which it was impossible to explain by scientific means'. Thinks that a 'more positive' cause of railway accidents is freaks of management.

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