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  • A Penrhyn Quarry slab waggon, now preserved at the National Slate Museum, Llanberis Slate waggons (sometimes spelled wagons) are specialized types of railway waggons designed for the conveyance of slate. — “Slate waggon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The interior of a British Rail Mark 3 carriage in CrossCountry livery 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) British Rail's third fundamental design of carriage was. — “British Rail Mark 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A dandy waggon from the Ffestiniog Railway on display at the Welsh Highland Heritage [edit] Another proposal for dandy waggons. In 1828 Alfred Pocock, who was developing a non-rail horseless carriage propelled by a kite(s), proposed on a particular trip. — “Dandy waggon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • We hurry and push and hustle, for the good of humanity! 'The world is becoming too noisy, too commercial!' groans some solitary thinker. 'Undoubtedly it is, but the noise of waggons bearing bread to starving humanity is of more value than tranquillity of soul,' replies another triumphantly, and passes on with an air of pride. — “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The brewers' waggons came rolling up from Keston with enormous barrels, four a side, like beans in a burst bean-pod. — “Sons and lovers” by D H Lawrence
  • A glimpse of the river through a dull gateway, where some waggons were housed for the night, seemed to arrest my feet. — “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens
  • They attack every traveller, and every caravan or train of waggons which they feel strong enough to master, but they do not murder the solitary sleeping hunter or shepherd like the Bushmen. — “After London; or, Wild England” by Richard Jefferies
  • The greater part of the travellers were aware of this interruption, and, leaving the train, they began to engage such vehicles as the village could provide four-wheeled palkigharis, waggons drawn by zebus, carriages that looked like perambulating pagodas, palanquins, ponies, and what not. — “Around the World in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne

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