ONE of the most pleasing features of my ever-
SO far as Part 12 is concerned, I am happy to say that I shall begin a new series of chapters in that issue, in response to the demands of many correspondents who are interested in the great railway centres of the world. One of the largest and the most important is British: namely, that at York. The railway importance of York is due largely to its situation midway along the east coast main-
ANOTHER interesting feature of next week’s issue will be an enlightening section on Holiday Cruises by Train. The London and North Eastern Railway introduced a cruising train, the “Northern Belle”, in 1933, and ever since then this form of holiday-
IT is important to remember that Railway Wonders of the World must necessarily be universal in its scope. I mention this because a few readers have expressed a desire for more essentially British material. These readers will find, however, when they finally come to bind up their numbers that Britain has by no means been overlooked in the scheme of this work.
Britain herself has done much for the railways of the world. In the earliest days the design and manufacture of locomotives was confined chiefly to this country. The lead then gained has never been lost, many famous locomotives having been built here for overseas countries. Britain next week will have a full share of the honours, because in addition to the story of the “Northern Belle”, another chapter will show how the railways came to London. This chapter will reveal many interesting facts. I wonder how many of my London readers could say off-
AT the end of the next issue will be the beginning of a chapter dealing with vacuum brakes. Those readers who wrote to me expressing their appreciation of the contribution on Westing-
GOING abroad, we shall travel across Europe next week by the world-
The original “Orient Express” began running between Paris and Vienna in 1883. To-
Don’t forget that Part 12 will be on sale next Thursday, April 18, instead of next Friday.