'The Question Settled', 1874. A Mrs Malaprop-like elderly lady, dressed in frills and lace rather unbecoming to one of her years, is taking a journey by railway. The numerous collisions that occurred on the country's railways each year was becoming more and more often the subject of criticism. The infrastructure of tracks and signals was failing to keep up with, or properly support, the growing use that was being made of the railway system. From Punch, or the London Charivari, September 1874.