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Walter Hancock: Stoomwagens op Gewone Wegen 1838

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Pdf50.jpg Stoomwagens op Gewone Wegen 1838

1838 This is a publication in Dutch and its circulation was restricted to the parliamentarians who had to decide on either railway or road transport with steam coaches in Holland. It was printed to support a project to introduce Hancock's steam coaches in the Netherlands before the first railway lines were built. This proposal competed in Parliament with the decision to build the Dutch railways twice but eventually the railway lobby won.

The brochure shows the Hancock picture of the ERA with only the lettering on the coach changed and the steering modified by using gearwheels instead of chains.

The document is held in a private collection and is published by the kind permission of the owner.

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