Prohibition of Sunday Travelling on the Pennsylvania Rail Road
Merrihew & Thompson
In 1849, the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad bowed to religious groups and prohibited the railroad from operating on Sundays. This pamphlet was a counter-argument to those who would have made the practice permanent on the railroad. Through a shareholder vote, the railroad abandoned this prohibition in 1850 but the issue would continue to be brought up for consideration well into the 20th century.