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Private excursion JLP01_08_001077 Featured Road transport Image

Private excursion JLP01_08_001077

CHEDDAR, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET. A close-up view of a coach parked at Cheddar Gorge for a short stop during a Laing staff trip to Minehead.
This outing was for Laing staff from the South-West area, including contracts in Bristol, Boscombe Down, Swindon, Cirencester and Gloucestershire. Those coming from Bristol stopped off at Cheddar Gorge to visit Cox's Caves on their journey down to Minehead

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White Gates Level Crossing MOT01_01_19 Featured Road transport Image

White Gates Level Crossing MOT01_01_19

White Gates Level Crossing, Canning Town, Newham, Greater London. Vans and horse-drawn carts on the White Gates Level Crossing, and traffic queuing on Victoria Dock Road alongside the North Woolwich Railway, 1920s.
The White Gates Level Crossing provided vehicular access from Victoria Dock Road to the Royal Victoria Dock and Silvertown, crossing the North Woolwich Railway. In 1922 the average number of vehicles crossing White Gates in 24 hours was 2,852, an increase from 2,173 in 1904 and 2,496 in 1913. Due to closure of the gates for trains, road traffic was stopped for over 9 hours each day. The level crossing was therefore one of a number of bottle necks on the approach to the docks, which also included the narrow swing bridge at the west entrance of Royal Victoria Dock. It was not until the Royal Victoria and other Dock Approaches (Improvement) Act was passed in 1929 that work began on a new road scheme in the area

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Mercedes electric bus BL19992 Featured Road transport Image

Mercedes electric bus BL19992

Cut out of a Mercedes electric bus. Electric powered vehicles were first developed in the mid 19th century, but were superceeded by the cheaper and more reliable internal combustion vehicles. The first motorised buses appeared in London in 1902. The Milnes-Daimler model was a popular and reliable bus and numbered around 600 on the streets of London by 1907. The Bedford Lemere daybook records Charles Dewynter Ltd, advertising agents, as clients for this photograph

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