GREAT BRITAIN: Old England

England, the cradle of the Railway, is still served by world's fastest non-stop trains. Last week, England's first regularly operating sleeping-bus service, a rival of its railways, began operation. Twelve sleepers rumbled out of Newcastle in the premiere sleeping-bus, which made the 254-mile run to London before breakfast time. On the way the bus stopped at Darlington Station from which, in 1825, chuffed forth the first steam train. Each sleeper was served "early morning tea" in his sleeping-berth.

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