Follow the Big Story of Big Vehicles
Follow the ‘Time Line’ of pictures around thewalls. It traces the development of transport from the days of horse-drawn buses right up to today’s newly developing hybrid and electric vehicles. Each of the historic vehicles nearby will have a story to be told and touch-screen panels provide interesting information and interactive challenges for all age groups.
And there are other tales to be told too! Stories of how people lived and travelled in the days of horse-drawn buses; why drivers of steam lorries ended the day with their bodies covered in coal dust, grease and oil; what it was like for long distance drivers before the days of sleeper cabs.
‘Once upon a time…’ has many starting points. Come and listen to them.
Horses have pulled carts and carriages since time immemorial. Until the 1700’s journeys were made over little more than cattle tracks.
Early steamers had cart type wheels, black smoke and the noise as they passed over cobbled streets warned of their approach.
Petrol / Diesel
Faster journey times were needed. Roads were improved. Lorries and buses started to carry bigger loads greater distance were traveled.
Hybrid / Electric
Not as new an idea as you might think. New technologies are helping to improve performance and the same time reduce harful exhaust emissions.
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