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Design and Invention was a long series of articles which appeared throughout Railway Wonders of the World. Here is a complete list of the articles, with links to the relevant issues.

Design and Invention

The Story of the Locomotive


Design and Invention


  1. The Story of the Locomotive - 1 (part 2)
  2. The Story of the Locomotive - 2 (part 5)
  3. Stopping the Train (part 8)
  4. The Vacuum Automatic Brake (parts 12-13)
  5. A British Railplane (part 17)
  6. British Diesel Rail Coaches (parts 19-20)
  7. Italy’s Chilled Freight (part 23)
  8. Rack Rail Locomotives (parts 25-26)
  9. Locomotive Valve Gears - 1 (parts 26-27)
  10. The Story of the Locomotive - 3 (part 27)
  11. Detecting Rail Defects (part 29)
  12. The Evolution of Compounds (part 33)
  13. Locomotive Valve Gears - 2 (part 34)
  14. Locomotive Valve Gears - 3 (part 40)
  15. The Story of the Locomotive - 4 (part 42)
  16. Experimental Locomotives (parts 44-45)
  17. Locomotive Accessories (part 46)