Punch,  7 (1844), 258.

The Railway Monitor. To Travellers



Instructions, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:

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Railways, Transport, Class, Accidents

    Describes the disadvantages of travelling first, second, and third class on a railway. It includes the observation that first-class travellers should be prepared to have their necks broken by an accident. Advises second-class passengers: 'you will do well to wear a respirator, unless you wish to be choked with dust and ashes from the engine close in front of you'. Suggests that third-class passengers should make up their minds 'for unmitigated hail, rain, sleet, snow, thunder and lightning'. The illustrations represent some of these hazards.

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