Friday, November 13, 2009

Rail prophesy

This is one from the ancient archives. I don't know how old it is, but it's almost certainly over 100 years old. And as a prophesy it rather failed to turn out this way. Roadways for automobiles may have reached this level of complexity in England, but the rail lines have certainly not. Here's a link to rail maps for England:
The cartoon does appear to show "The Chunnel", or rather several different iterations of it.

One question: Why did this cartoon stop at Scotland? Did the Scots not want rail? Were they not worthy of it?

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