I AM now receiving many appreciative letters from those correspondents in the Dominions and abroad who have now had the opportunity of reading several issues of Railway Wonders of the World. These letters are a striking and gratifying endorsement of the policy which I have endeavoured to maintain from the outset -
Among my correspondence from the Dominions is a letter from J. L., of Melbourne, Australia.
J. L. apologizes for writing a long and enthusiastic letter, and excuses himself by saying that, as he is only 17, his enthusiasm must be put down to extreme youth, and to the fact that he is anxious to learn as much as possible. Age has nothing to do with it. Enthusiasm for railways begins with most of us very early, and once we have that enthusiasm it does not leave us.
Curiously enough, a striking example of this comes by the same mail from H. R., of Perth, Western Australia, who has been a railway engineer for more than fifty years; yet he, too, confesses that there is still much to be learnt, and confesses, too, that his enthusiasm for the railway is no less now than when he worked on his first construction job.
AS another correspondent lives on the Gold Coast, he is naturally interested in the development of its railway system, and he will find that the chapter which begins in Part 21 will describe the Gold Coast railway system in detail. The Gold Coast, which is spread over three areas -
The railway on the Gold Coast was first planned so that gold mines could be exploited by machinery. Not only has this been done, but, because of the railway, new industries have also been developed. The Gold Coast to-
A continuation of “The Story of the Southern Railway” will also be included in Part 21. This will give a comprehensive survey of the entire system, including some interesting details regarding the famous docks at Southampton, and the various types of locomotives that ran on the several systems which were incorporated in the Southern Railway. The company’s cross-
In spite of the splendid cross-
SLIP coaches are an interesting feature of railway travel. Some companies use an ingenious apparatus which enables a main-
The cover of this week’s issue shows two LNER expresses passing Wood Green, near London. No. 2552 is a 4-