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Part 6

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

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.

LMS "Royal Scot" No 6121 "Highland Light Infantry"

Contents of Part 6


Electric Power on the Grand Scale (Part 2)

The story of the Southern Railway’s electrification scheme, concluded from part 5.

(pages 165-172)

A Canadian Pacific Railway Giant (colour plate)

A Canadian Pacific Railway Giant at the foot of the Rockies. This engine with its tender is over

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.

(The plate is attached to page 173)

The “Flying Hamburger”

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.

(Pages 173-176)

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!"

Romance of a Station

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.

(Pages 177-182)

The “Flying Scotsman”

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

on Famous Trains

(Pages 183-188)

Click on the small image to see a British Pathe film clip commemorating the 40th anniversary of the “Flying Scotman’s” first non-stop run from King’s Cross to Edinburgh (1968).

Avoiding the Avalanche

Some ingenious protective measures adopted by Swiss Engineers.

 (Pages 189-192)

Through Desert and Jungle (Part 1)

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.

(Pages 193-196)