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[Note 271.1] The danger steam coach boiler explosion was greatly exagerated. Goldworthy Gurney, who ran a steam coach from London to Bath (see bar) complained that

[Note 271.2] "To crowd the coach, all sort approach, to Windsor off they run" Colonel Macerone, in 1823 ran a steam-carraige of his own design from London to Windsor and back, with 11 passengers, a distance of 23.5 miles (37.8km) in 2 hours [Ref Thurston, robert H. A Histroy of the Growth of the Steam engine pp138-139]

 

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