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Travel, early to mid 20th century

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Below are links to groups of pages on particular aspects of travel. Click an image to go to its group.


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Early public road transport

In the early 20th century buses and trams were pulled by horses.

See the link from the image for more about early public road transport.

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Buses, mid 20th century

Most London buses in the 1940s had two decks and a conductor well as a driver.

See the link from the image for more about buses in the mid 20th century.

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Early rail travel

Early trains ran on coal which caused very dirty smoke.

See the link
from the image for more about early rail travel.

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Rail travel, mid 20th century

Trains still ran on coal in the mid-20th century, but comfort had improved.

See the link from the image for more about rail travel in the mid 20th century.

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Early private cars

By the 1930s, even working class young men aspired to owning a car.

See the link from the image for more about travelling by privately owned cars.

There are references to bicycles on a number of pages. Use the search box.

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