London s ever - improving transport system carries its works programme a step further
London s ever - improving transport system carries its works programme a step further when the Minister of Transport opens the new Central Line extension from Leytonstone to Woodford and Newbury Park on the Underground.
The picture shows a view of the platform at Wanstead Station with workmen still putting on the finishing touches and with a staff train passing through.
11 December 1947
Stainless steel steam locomotive as challenger of diesel electrics
Stainless steel steam locomotive as challenger of diesel electrics.
The new stainless steel steam locomotive has been introduced on the Burlington Railroad in America to battle with diesel electric locomotives of the same line to determine which is the King of the rails.
Weighing 400 tons loaded, the stainless steel locomotive is said to have a cruising speed of 100 to 125 miles an hour. The diesel electrics used by the same line on the Chicago-Denver run away 216 tons, have been clocked at 122 miles an hour .
Photo shows, the new stainless steel steam locomotive.
22 April 1937
The Flying Scotsman s 392 miles non stop The famous Flying Scotsman trains of the
The Flying Scotsman s 392 miles non stop
The famous Flying Scotsman trains of the LNER made new history when both the Up and Down flyers inaugurated the nonstop runs between Kings Cross and Edinburgh . Photo shows - Over 300 miles nonstop and still dead on time - the " Down " Scotsman passing over the Border Bridge at Berwick-on-Tweed at 4.50pm for the last lap to Edinburgh
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