Part 6 of Railway Wonders of the World was published on Friday 8th March 1935.
This issue contained a colour plate of a Canadian Pacific Railway Giant, No. 5903. The plate was attached to page 173, or the fifth page of this number. There were no art plates or photogravure supplements with this issue.
The cover featured a view of LMS Royal Scot No. 6121 “Highland Light Infantry”. This picture was later used as a colour plate issued with part 39.
98 ft long, and weighs 336 tons - 80 times as much as Stephenson’s “Rocket”. The locomotive is of the 2-10-4 type and the driving wheels measure 5 ft 3-in diameter. An unusual feature of this class of engine is that cylinders and under-frame are cast in one solid piece to ensure the utmost rigidity.
A description of the German high-speed service between Berlin and Hamburg. This remarkable streamlined express is electrically driven by current supplied form powerful diesel engines, giving an average speed of just under eighty miles an hour. This is the third article in the series on Modern High-Speed Travel. See also the comments published in the Editorial for Part 2.
Meet the “Flying Hamburger”
Click on the small image to see a short British Pathe newsreel clip called “Meet the “Flying Hamburger”. This is Germany's latest in fast minimum-resistance train - high-speed with economy are claimed for it."
93mph at times!
Click on the small image to see a short British Pathe newsreel clip featuring the “Newest type stream-lined Diesel rail coach train, covers 178 miles Berlin to Hambourg [sic] in 142 minutes!"
An account of some sidelights on the many problems of administration, providing a glimpse behind the scenes of the modern station. Pictures in this chapter present a vivid contrast between the smallest station in England and one of the main line termini.
The story of this world-famous train, an express that has earned world-wide renown for comfort combined with speed. The train covers the 523 miles between King's Cross and Aberdeen in eleven and a half hours. Pictures of the train on its journey and of its interior appointments will be a revelation of modern travel. This is the third article in the series
The story of the railway in Eastern Africa through the Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya to Mombasa. The journey, part of which must necessarily be undertaken by river steamer and road, is for the most part over railways which were built under conditions of almost incredible difficulty. This article is completed in part 7.