Modern Reconstruction of 1802 London Steam Carriage

This is also extremely cool. It’s modern reconstruction of the 1802 London steam carriage. I found it on the Tumblr site, Specialcar, at http://specialcar.tumblr.com/post/113877452739/london-coach-engine-1802. I find it really interesting as this is one of the pioneering attempts to build a steam-driven automobile that led to the invention of the modern car. It’s really like the depictions of the alternative Victorian pasts you find in Steampunk SF novels, which make you wonder what the world would have looked like if the inventors had succeeded and their machines become economically viable.

London Coach Engine

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