Punch,  63 (1872), 223.

Mr. Punch's Parliamentary Notice for Sessions, 1872–3. Aërial Railways



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Railways, Transport, Commerce, Government, Politics, Imperialism, Charlatanry

    Describes an application made to Punch in the ensuing parliamentary session for an act to incorporate the 'Aërial Railway Company' which will begin 'at a point 10,000 feet or thereabouts above the Treasury in Downing Street' and 'terminating at a point 10,000 feet or thereabouts above the White House' and at a similar location above the imperial palace in Berlin. The promoters also wish to build 'Castles, Stations, Liquor-bars' and other conveniences along the line, to pay for the scheme by selling important British buildings and also 'John Bull and the British Lion', and to amalgamate 'dignitaries and undignified persons whose names create discord and excitement'.

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