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Ever seen one of these???????????

By mrcoradour
The first experimental vehicles were built in the 17th and 18th century, but it was not until after Richard Trevithick had developed the use of high-pressure steam, around 1800, that mobile steam engines became a practical proposition. The first half of the 19th century saw great progress in steam vehicle design, and by the 1850s it was viable to produce them on a commercial basis. The next sixty years saw continuing improvements in vehicle technology and manufacturing techniques and steam road vehicles were used for many applications. In the 20th century, the rapid development of internal combustion engine technology, coupled with adverse legislation, led to the demise of the steam engine as a source of propulsion of vehicles on a commercial basis, with relatively few remaining in use after the Second World War. However, many vehicles were acquired by enthusiasts for preservation, and numerous examples are still in existence. Moreover the search for renewable energy sources, has led to a resurgence of interest in using steam power for road vehicles in the future.

Tags: Car Transport

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barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
18 May 2015 10:04AM
no.....
but used to go to the vintage car hill climbs ...always fun
PranavMishra 9 52 18 India
18 May 2015 10:21AM
not me either, Malcolm.. but a fine capture.. a bit of more than required contrast.. but still commendable given the situation..
18 May 2015 10:25AM
Thank you very much indeed, for your kind visit, if fact I was so takenaback when Sally(My wife) shouted and said " Look whats coming" time I got the Camera out of the bag and tried to focus, he was upon us,
It's a first for me ever,
Take care.
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
18 May 2015 1:28PM
What a delight...

Regards Nathan
18 May 2015 2:34PM
What a splendid machine, well captured Malcolm.
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
18 May 2015 6:20PM
Super to see ,enjoyed the description.
Jo
Mike_Smith Plus
14 817 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2015 6:44PM
Great capture with a great narrative
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
18 May 2015 8:29PM
What an amazing thing to see coming at you. Great shot.
cbrundage 8 4 United States
18 May 2015 10:28PM
Too delightful! They look very squished in there - either it was meant for one person or people were thinner then! Marvelous shot!
what a beautiful image, great colours and detail. superb photography, SmileSmileSmileSmile
BRITCHIE
xwang 12 56 8
19 May 2015 8:16AM
That's so interesting, Malcolm. For somehow it reminded me of Mr.Toad's car.GrinGrin... No, it must have been something when it was build and it is something for the boys, as a toy today.. ..I can see that they were fully enjoying the riding!Grin
Nice shot, I can see the smoke coming from the below..Thanks for the Info.
19 May 2015 4:20PM
Brilliant would love to have a goGrinGrin..Lin
19 May 2015 8:58PM
What a wonderful beastie, Malcolm. How lucky to see this and thanks for sharing it with us.!
Great image!

Dave Wink

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