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Railway Wonders of the World was a weekly magazine which appeared between 1935-1936. Edited by Clarence Winchester, he  was assisted by the Consulting Editor, the well-known railway author Cecil J. Allen. Although Allen’s contributions are not separately identified in the magazines, a full list is provided on this site.

Railway Wonders of the World appeared in 50 weekly parts from 1st February 1935 through to 10th January 1936. It covered a wide range of subjects, and was intended to be the most comprehensive survey of railway accomplishment yet presented to the public.

The complete work was designed to be bound in two hardback volumes, with the binding undertaken by the publishers.  

About Railway Wonders of the World

On this site you can view articles from the magazine along with additional content from the 1930s.

There were a number of topical themes within Railway Wonders of the World, such as Famous Trains, and Railways of the Empire. All these are listed under the Themes tab.

Information on the range of illustrations is grouped together, so you can explore the various colour plates, and the photogravure supplements.

The success of Railway Wonders of the World led to further series being commissioned. They were also published by the Amalgamated Press, and edited by Clarence Winchester. You can read more about these on the Other Series link.


Railway Wonders of the World, part 45Union Pacific Streamlined Express