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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 61

As Regards Speed

As Regards Speed.

On land it is very doubtful if we shall ever be able to travel with safety at much higher speed than we do now; but we can, at any rate, do a great deal as regards the reduction of cost. As to ocean travelling, I believe it to be only in its infancy, and confidently expect that before another fifteen years have passed away, the average time consumed in a journey from here to London will not be more than fourteen days. And I think if that could be done, it would mean a vast amount of social happiness and educational advantage. If we could go to London, spend a month there, and be back here within two months, what a number would make the journey for one that does now!