A Railway to the Sun, satirical cartoon

A Railway to the Sun, satirical cartoon

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Caption: A Railway to the Sun. British cartoon lampooning the rise of the railways in the 19th century, dating from around the 1850s. The caption says "A long expected line", and the artwork shows a railway running from London, on the Earth, to the Sun. The Moon is watching at right. The railway is supported by balloons, possibly referring to the plans to raising the spans of the Saltash Bridge with balloons.

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