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Steam Carriages

Steam carriages were quicker, more stable, more economical, and caused less damage to roads than horse-drawn carriages. Between 1831 and 1840 Walter Hancock built ten steam carriages to provide intercity passenger services by road. Hancock introduced 'the Infant' in 1831, travelling between Stratford and London, and in 1833 a service called 'the Autopsy', running between Finsbury Square and Pentonville.


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