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Transport Collection: Railways

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Background imageTransport Collection: Joseph Tangye (1826-1902) on a velocipede, probably Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Around 1870

Joseph Tangye (1826-1902) on a velocipede, probably Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Around 1870
The velocipede in the photograph is very similar to the one in the collection of the Royal Cornwall Museum (TRURI : 1937.34)

Background imageTransport Collection: Airship over Truro, Cornwall. 1914 -1918

Airship over Truro, Cornwall. 1914 -1918
By 1916, German U-boats were sinking many merchant vessels and Royal Navy warships in the English Channel. It was decided to use airships to combat them and a major airship station, RNAS Mullion

Background imageTransport Collection: Penny Farthing Cyclists, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1992

Penny Farthing Cyclists, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1992
Approaching the Bodinnick Ferry are these penny farthing cyclists en route for Plymouth to raise funds for Macmillan Nursing Charity

Background imageTransport Collection: Bus outside the Commercial Hotel, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Bus outside the Commercial Hotel, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A Great Western Railway open-top double-decker bus outside the Commercial Hotel. The bus has external steps and three men are boarding the upper deck

Background imageTransport Collection: Lady riding side-saddle, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Lady riding side-saddle, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Lady riding side-saddle, with the Headland Hotel, Newquay in the background. Photographer: Samuel John Govier

Background imageTransport Collection: Lorry carrying a large boiler through Truro, Cornwall. September 1926

Lorry carrying a large boiler through Truro, Cornwall. September 1926
Lorry, registration number RL3792 carrying a large boiler by Ruston of Lincoln through Quay Street, Truro in September 1926

Background imageTransport Collection: Williamsons double-decker open top motor bus, Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920

Williamsons double-decker open top motor bus, Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920
Williamsons of Camborne double-decker motor bus in Princes Street, Truro. The cathedral is visible in the background. Licence plate number AF2313. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Man with donkey cart, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1900

Man with donkey cart, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1900
Donkey cart with man posed beside it, with J. Symons Truro painted on the cart side. The photograph is labelled A Cornish Artizan. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageTransport Collection: Horse drawn carriage in Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Possibly 1911

Horse drawn carriage in Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Possibly 1911
A horse drawn carriage in procession through a decorated Boscawen Street, Truro. Undated, but perhaps at the time of the coronation of King George V. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Horse and cart in Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910

Horse and cart in Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910
A horse and cart loaded with sacks in Boscawen Street, Truro, outside the Red Lion Hotel. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTransport Collection: Pony and trap, Tremorvah Lodge, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Pony and trap, Tremorvah Lodge, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A pony and trap with James Brown, butcher of 11 Newbridge Street, Truro. Taken at the entrance to Tremorvah Lodge. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTransport Collection: A horse and cart in Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

A horse and cart in Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A horse and cart with the driver. The cart is marked H. Growdon, carrier, Truro. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageTransport Collection: Women on the back of a coach, Perranporth, Cornwall. 1923

Women on the back of a coach, Perranporth, Cornwall. 1923
Women on the back of an R. Mitchell coach in a garage at Perranporth. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTransport Collection: First & Last coach with passengers, Cornwall. 1920s

First & Last coach with passengers, Cornwall. 1920s
Passengers on the First & Last coach, unknown Cornish locality. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTransport Collection: Cycling in Perranarworthal, Cornwall. 1902

Cycling in Perranarworthal, Cornwall. 1902
A man holds two bicycles while the other ties his laces during a cycling trip at Perranarworthal. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Cycling at Ponsanooth, Cornwall. 1902

Cycling at Ponsanooth, Cornwall. 1902
Two men and their bicycles at Ponsanooth. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Grounded biplane, Cornwall. 1924

Grounded biplane, Cornwall. 1924
Close up view of a biplane grounded with the pilot and passengers. Aircraft registered G-EA--? Possibly Captain Holmes. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTransport Collection: Airship over Truro, Cornwall. 1916

Airship over Truro, Cornwall. 1916
Airship visible over the Truro area. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Women on a caravan, Cornwall. Around 1920s

Women on a caravan, Cornwall. Around 1920s
Three women on the back of a caravan with the St Agnes to Truro horse bus visible in the background. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTransport Collection: Horse Bus at Rame Cross, Wendron, Cornwall. Around 1900s

Horse Bus at Rame Cross, Wendron, Cornwall. Around 1900s
A horse-bus excursion party, possibly a Royal Institution of Cornwall outing, outside the Half-Way House Hotel at Rame Cross in Wendron. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: The Cornish Express motor bus, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 14th May 1903

The Cornish Express motor bus, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 14th May 1903
The Cornish Express outside the Commercial Hotel in St Just in Penwith

Background imageTransport Collection: Horse and carriage from the Royal Hotel, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Horse and carriage from the Royal Hotel, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A Royal Hotel horse drawn carriage outside the Red Lion Hotel in Boscawen Street, Truro. The coachman is Frank Gummow, identified by his nephew. The Probus bus can be seen in the background

Background imageTransport Collection: Laying track for the Camborne Redruth tramway, Redruth, Cornwall. Around 1902

Laying track for the Camborne Redruth tramway, Redruth, Cornwall. Around 1902
Workers laying the track in the west end of Redruth for the Camborne Redruth Tramway. Pednandrea chimney stack can be seen in the background

Background imageTransport Collection: The Camborne Redruth Tramway, Redruth, Cornwall. After 1902

The Camborne Redruth Tramway, Redruth, Cornwall. After 1902
Open top tram number 4 approaching the west end of Redruth, alongside a horse and carriage. It is advertising the company Moffatt of Camborne

Background imageTransport Collection: A Rover 12 with the Bishop of Truro at the wheel, Feock, Cornwall. Around 1922

A Rover 12 with the Bishop of Truro at the wheel, Feock, Cornwall. Around 1922
A Rover 12 motor car circa 1922 (registration number AF 4061) presented by the diocese to the Bishop of Truro who is sitting behind the wheel outside Lys Escop the Bishops palace

Background imageTransport Collection: Buick motor car with four male passengers. Around 1912

Buick motor car with four male passengers. Around 1912
A Buick motor car carrying four male passengers. The number plate is only partially visible. There is a union jack flying on the bonnet of the car. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Sunbeam Landaulet motor car, Cornwall. Around 1913

Sunbeam Landaulet motor car, Cornwall. Around 1913
16/20hp 3/4 Sunbeam Landaulet painted French grey and blue. Registered 19 May 1913, plate number AF1061. Owned by W.C Stephens, Endsleigh, Roskear, Camborne. Shows young girl in driving seat

Background imageTransport Collection: Hupmobile Tourer. Around 1913

Hupmobile Tourer. Around 1913
A Hupmobile Tourer motor car, with a horse mascot on the bonnet. There are three passengers and the driver wears a cap so is possibly a chauffeur. Photographer: T.H. Williams

Background imageTransport Collection: Bus outside the Red Lion Hotel Truro, Cornwall. 6th October 1919

Bus outside the Red Lion Hotel Truro, Cornwall. 6th October 1919
A Double-decker open-top bus (number plate B8534) on route from Penzance to London during the railway strike. The picture also shows Farrows Bank Ltd. which collapsed financially in 1920

Background imageTransport Collection: Market day in Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910

Market day in Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910
A view of Boscawen Street on market day with a long line of horse drawn buses and their coachmen waiting for passengers. The shop facades including the Exchange

Background imageTransport Collection: Portable steam engine breakdown. Wheal Rose, Scorrier, Cornwall. About 1910-1920

Portable steam engine breakdown. Wheal Rose, Scorrier, Cornwall. About 1910-1920
The image shows a portable steam engine that could have been pulled by horses or a traction engine. However, this example is fitted with an eyed drawbar so it would have been pulled by a traction

Background imageTransport Collection: Mr A. W. Gills motor vehicle on a cart after being destroyed by fire

Mr A. W. Gills motor vehicle on a cart after being destroyed by fire. Liskey Hill, Perranporth, Cornwall. June 1906
On Sunday returning from Perranporth just as the car was negotiating Liskey Hill, there was a sudden jerk and then a continuance of motion as if everything was right

Background imageTransport Collection: War office car, Cornwall. 1916

War office car, Cornwall. 1916
War office Vauxhall staff car. Unknown location. Photographer: T.H. Williams

Background imageTransport Collection: Standard car that won first prize for a decorated motor. Cornwall. 1923

Standard car that won first prize for a decorated motor. Cornwall. 1923
A Standard car that won the first prize for a decorated motor. The car was decorated with sweet peas and rambler roses. Possibly by W. Robinson? The licence plate number was AF69. Unknown location

Background imageTransport Collection: RAC official trial car, Truro, Cornwall. After 1922

RAC official trial car, Truro, Cornwall. After 1922
The Ariel Ten RAC Official Trial car in Boscawen Street, Truro. Licence plate AF 9225. The car is parked in front of the war memorial which was unveiled on 15th October 1922

Background imageTransport Collection: New motor van for Criddle and Smith Ltd. Cornwall. 1920s

New motor van for Criddle and Smith Ltd. Cornwall. 1920s
A new motor van for Criddle and Smith Ltd of Truro and Penzance. The Furnishers of Cornwall They had premises in Kings Street, St Nicholas Street and 1 & 2 Victoria Place, Truro and in Newquay

Background imageTransport Collection: Motorcycle with rider, Cornwall. Around 1910s

Motorcycle with rider, Cornwall. Around 1910s
Motorcycle with rider. Licence plate A.F. 267. Unknown location and date

Background imageTransport Collection: Western National buses, Redruth, Cornwall. 1926-1940

Western National buses, Redruth, Cornwall. 1926-1940
Four Western National buses waiting on the road full of passengers, booked for private hire. The model of the coach is a Leyland Lion. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Donkey shay with E. J. Hampton and others in Calloose Lane, Leedstown, Crowan, near Hayle

Donkey shay with E. J. Hampton and others in Calloose Lane, Leedstown, Crowan, near Hayle, Cornwall. 1903-1904
E.J. Hampton in a donkey shay in Calloose Lane, Leedstown, with Mr Tremellin (or Tremelling) holding his young son Willie. Archie Gus Trewella stands by the donkey

Background imageTransport Collection: Donkey cart with two women, Cornwall. 1910

Donkey cart with two women, Cornwall. 1910
Donkey cart transporting two women down an unidentified lane. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Miss Treseders caravan, Cornwall. 1920s

Miss Treseders caravan, Cornwall. 1920s
Group of people at Miss Treseders caravan at an unknown location in Cornwall. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Camborne to Redruth tramway, Cornwall. 1904

Camborne to Redruth tramway, Cornwall. 1904
Double decker open top tram number 4 in the summer of 1904, in the West End of Redruth. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageTransport Collection: Great Western Railway horse-drawn parcel van outside the terraced house Fern Dale, Newquay

Great Western Railway horse-drawn parcel van outside the terraced house Fern Dale, Newquay, Cornwall. Probably 1932
The carriers name M.A. Hoyte, Newquay (possibly Mrs ) is marked on the side of the van along with a poster advertising return tickets to either Falmouth for Falmouth Week or to Plymouth for Plymouth

Background imageTransport Collection: Horse drawn vehicles, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910

Horse drawn vehicles, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910
Horse drawn vehicles, including the horse bus Princess, in Boscawen Street, outside the Red Lion Hotel. Looking east along the street

Background imageTransport Collection: Steam roller outside the Red Lion, Truro, Cornwall. October 1913

Steam roller outside the Red Lion, Truro, Cornwall. October 1913
Image showing an Aveling & Porter steam roller outside the Red Lion Inn on Boscawen Street in Truro. It is probably about to move the cabmans shelter

Background imageTransport Collection: Soldiers in front of a military covered lorry, Cornwall. 1916

Soldiers in front of a military covered lorry, Cornwall. 1916
Soldiers standing in front of a military covered lorry. Photographer: T.H. Williams

Background imageTransport Collection: Soldiers in front of a military covered lorry, Cornwall. 1916

Soldiers in front of a military covered lorry, Cornwall. 1916
Soldiers standing in front of a military covered lorry. Photographer: T.H. Williams



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