The plot pits Hornleigh and Bingham against a clever gang of Nazi espionage agents. Most of the action takes place aboard a speeding train, with our heroes never quite certain who can be trusted and who can't. Phyllis Calvert contributes to the intrigue as one Mrs. Wilkinson, who is, not all she seems to be. Written by
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The locomotive hauling the southbound mail train from Carlisle appears to be an LMS Patriot class 4-6-0, 5XP, number 5513. See more
One of them's tall, bald, looks intelligent but isn't. The other's short, sour-faced, doesn't look intelligent but is.
The mail train incidents in this story are entirely fictional. G.P.O. safeguards would preclude any such happenings. No reflection is made on any member of the Post Office staff. See more
Follows Inspector Hornleigh
The Beer Barrel Polka
Written by Lew Brown
, Wladimir A. Timm
, Jaromir Vejvoda
& Vasek Zeman See more