The Development of Passenger Carriages. National Railway Museum, York. Photograph 1977 by George P. Landow. Moving from left to right one perceives the evolution of from designs obviously borrowed from stagecoaches to ones taken from open goods wagons (freight cars) until coaches with compartments and passageways appear. The powder-blue vehicle at the left is a third-class carriage from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (see Nock, pl. 4).

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Website of the National Railway Museum, York.

Mencken, August. The Railroad Passenger Car. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1977.

Nock, O. S. Steam Railways of Britain in Colour. Poole, Dorset: Blanford Press: 1967. plates 3-6, 8, 15-18; pp. 109-12, 115-16.

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