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21 transportation - In the beginning of the19th century,...

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I n the beginning of the19th century, the main mode of transportation was the horse and carriage. It wasn't until the latter part of the century that railways changed people's lives and habits. But even after the advent of the railway, remote areas still relied on the horse for local transport. Following is a brief summary of the types of vehicles used to get around. Carts, drays, vans and wagons were generally used for carrying goods in England. They could also be used to carry people, but generally people of the lower orders. Carriages carried people in England. Barouches, landaus, victorias, curricles and broughams were all carriages. They varied in body shape and number of horses pulling them. OPEN CARRIAGES: Barouche--a four-wheel fancy carriage with a fold-up hood at the back and with two inside seats facing each other. It was the fancy carriage of the first half of the 19 th century. Berlin--A big four-wheel carriage with a hood. Curricle--A two-wheel carriage that was fashionable in the early 1800s. It was pulled by two horses and deemed sporty by the younger set. Gig--A two-wheel vehicle intended for single-horse driving by an owner.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course ENG 295 taught by Professor Danettepaul during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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