Preserving the Commons — for the Railway Companies

Preserving the Commons — for the Railway Companies, top panel. James Frank Sullivan [?]. Fun 33 (26 January 1881): 34. Caption under the image: “There were two friendly locomotives digging one another in the ribs as the City authorities are engaged in reclaiming the common lands. ‘Ha! ha!’ said one; ‘they're preserving the cpmmon lands for us. Aren’t the public just sold! The G[reat]. E[Eastern]. R[ailway]. is goign through Epping Ford; and thr L[ondon] and S[outh] W[estern] R[ailway] and the M[etropolitan] D[istrict] R[ailway] are going acrosss Wimbleton Common.” Click on image to enlarge it. —  George P. Landow

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