Transport: Record Again

Like a spirited saddle-horse bound homeward to stable and hay, the Queen Mary went home last week even faster than she had run westward to the U. S. week before. Both trips were faster than previous records held by the Normandie. Eastbound time: 3 days, 20 hr., 42 min., better than the Normandie's year-old eastbound record by 1 hr., 25 min., better than her own week-old westbound record by 1 hr., 6 min. Longest day's run: 738 miles.


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