Illustration of the Enterprise steam coach run by the London and Paddington Steam Carriage Company. John Hancock's steam omnibus was built by Walter Hancock of Stratford, and started to run on 22 April 1883, Paddington to Bank. (information from NRM print) The engraving shows the steam bus overtaking a lady and gentleman in a horse-drawn carriage with onlookers waving and cheering. A man and a dog run behind the vehicle, unable to keep pace with it, to prove how fast the steam bus travels.
Photographed by Topical Press, 22 Apr 1833 - 1833
Image no: U40062
Inventory no: 1998/72269