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The History of the Cable Car

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The Cable Car was invented in America in 1873 by a gentleman called Andrew Smith Hallidie. The idea of developing a means of transportation to service the hilly terrain of San Francisco had been puzzling transportation gurus for decades. Hallidie based his invention of early mining contraptions that used a…

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The American Stagecoach

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The American stagecoach is one of the most iconic images of conjuring up ideas of the Wild-West in the 1800’s. Vast plains were conquered by these incredible carriages and their valiant drivers, pulled by a team of big and strong horses. Stagecoaches got their name from England, where the forefathers…

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A Brief History of the Orient Express

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Perhaps one of the most romantic forms of travel is by train; ever since the steam locomotive was invented, trains with exotic names such as The Flying Scotsman, Rajadhani Express and Indian Pacific conjure up vivid images of clouds of smoke billowing behind a roaring engine, clattering along a metal…

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Waking and cycling as a means of travel

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In a number of modern day societies walking to a destination is often seen as a last resort. There are so many other options available that the thought of using one’s own feet and utilizing the most natural form of transport, is the last thing on people’s minds. Yet in…

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Transport by motorcycle

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The motorbike is an extremely popular method of transport. It is often a method used by young people before they purchase their first car, and today it is popular in developing world countries where motorbike ownership far exceeds car ownership. It was first produced in 1894 by the German company…

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Traffic on the Seas

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Transport on the sea has been popular from a number of years. As technology has developed the frequency, scale and distances of the journeys has increased. Boats today are powered and controlled by the computer chip, coming a long way since when they were first powered by man and the…

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Transport by river and Canal

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Long before roads were invented the most common way of transporting goods and people large distances was by boat. Sea travel enabled international journeys while the rivers gave an opportunity for boats to make trips all around a country. Before the invention of the steam engine boats were powered either…

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The commercial use of roads

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As soon as technology had created cars for personal and family use it wasn’t long before people started to create ways in which business could be created from vehicles using the roads. The most obvious way that this happened was with the creation of the haulage business. Most industrial raw…

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