The Railway Telegraph
Reports on the 'application of the Electro-Magnetic Telegraph to the Great Western Railway'. Notes that the line is connected to such places as 'Wormwood Scrubs, Kensington, Warwick Square and Paddington Canal'. States that 'it's been all play and no work' on the line and illustrates the banality of this communication by specimen messages: for example, 'Kensington, 7.20. a.m. Has the policeman finished his breakfast? No answer. Kensington, 11 a.m., How are you? Wormwood Scrubs, 11.5 a.m. Tol lollish'.
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