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Experiments with Fairlie's steam carriage, August 1869

Experiments with Fairlie's steam carriage, August 1869

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Experiments with Fairlie's steam carriage for short distances', August 1869. A steam carriage designed and built by the Scottish locomotive engineer Robert Fairlie (1831-1885), during tests at Hatcham Ironworks in London, on a small oval track (under 600 feet in circumference). The carriage was 43 feet in length, including a compartment for the guard, carried 66 passengers, and altogether weighed only 13.5 tons.

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