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Old 02 September 2008, 12:04 PM
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Andrew of Ware Andrew of Ware is offline
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I thought llewtrah was talking about horse carriages for roads. No horse drawn trains were ever used on the underground (to my knowledge, but I stand to be corrected). Steam was used at first (1863), but this proved extremely smoky (surprise, surprise). The people in the third class (open) carriages were especially inconvenienced. Soon all trains were in covered carriages. Electric trains were introduced in 1890, making life much more comfortable.
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