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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
  2. The Story of the Locomotive - 2
  3. Stopping the Train
  4. The Vacuum Automatic Brake
  5. A British Railplane
  6. British Diesel Rail Coaches
  7. Italy’s Chilled Freight
  8. Rack Rail Locomotives
  9. Locomotive Valve Gears - 1
  10. The Story of the Locomotive - 3
  11. Detecting Rail Defects
  12. The Evolution of Compounds
  13. Locomotive Valve Gears - 2
  14. Locomotive Valve Gears - 3
  15. The Story of the Locomotive - 4
  16. Experimental Locomotives
  17. Locomotive Accessories
  18. Firing the Locomotive Mechanically
  19. The Locomotive “Booster”
  20. Development of the Locomotive Fire-Box