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  2. Victorian trains

  3. A country steam omnibus

  4. Steam engine

  5. London's transport infrastructure was developed at this time. The first passenger railway had opened in 1836, the London and Greenwich, initially linking Deptford to Bermondsey, then London Bridge to Greenwich.

  6. A busy railway station

  7. At the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign, most people travelled by road, either on horseback, in horse-drawn vehicles or on foot. There were no cars or aeroplanes. Instead stagecoaches were used for long-distance travel between major towns. Wealthier people could afford to buy their own horse-drawn carriages. In towns people travelled in horse-drawn buses.

  8. Here is some information about carriages during Queen Victoria’s periodThe Brougham :The Brougham (pronounced "broom" or "brohm") was a popular vehicle for everyday use. It was a light, four-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse. • The Brougham was named after the designer, Lord Brougham, an English statesman in 1839, it was popular in the Victorian age among both aristocrats and the middle classes.

  9. The Landau carriage : • The Landau carriage is originally named after a German town where it was first made. In Victorian days, a landau was something of a status symbol, the mark of a successful man. In 1890 the carriage would cost around £220. • The Landau carriage can either be used as an open or closed carriage by adjusting its folding top.

  10. Phaeton :The Phaeton (pronounced "fay-ton") was a light four-wheeled open carriage, drawn by a pair of horses. It was popular with the ladies who would use it to drive through the parks. • The Phaeton is named after the son of the Greek sun-god Helios ( Phaethõn) who was famous for his bad driving of the sun chariot.

  11. VICTORIAN TRAFFIC • In the 1840s, London was becoming very congested with carts, cabs and omnibuses.

  12. Busy london street piccadilly

  13. The omnibus

  14. Public transport

  15. Towards the end of the Victorian period the Horseless carriage (motor car) started appearing on roads. The very first petrol driven "horseless carriage" appeared in 1865 however, these first cars were rarely seen until the 1880s and 1890s. Only the very wealthy could afford to buy them.

  16. Going for a ride!

  17. Come cycling?

  18. Bicycles became popular during the Victorian era. By the 1880s and 1890s, bicycles were widely used both for fun and as a means of transportation. The accessibility of this means of personal transportation contributed to a social uprising as women shed their corsets in favor of attire more compatible with cycling.

  19. The pennyfarthing

  20. The penny-farthing was a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel that was popular until the development of the safety bicycle, in the 1880s. • It became a symbol of the late Victorian era. • Its popularity coincided with the birth of cycling as a sport.

  21. The old British penny and farthing ( one quarter of a penny) had the same shape as the wheels of the bicycle which was named after them.

  22. Queen Victorian used the boat too to travel

  23. All aboard!

  24. New means of transportation!