The Internal Combustion Engine, a replacement to the Horse and Steam Engine that went before. Like the Car industry developed by many small companies with early examples being built around the turn of 19th/20th Century. It was with he advent of the First World War that led to large scale development and building of the Commercial Lorry being a logical development of the early General and Tilling Stephens Buses being used in London and other larger cities, in fact many of these being commandeered by the Armed Forces to deliver Troops and Supplies for the Front Lines in France.
Following cessation of hostilities many of war trucks were sold off to the newly de-mobbed troops who set small haulage companies and many more sold to the Railways for distribution of Goods from the Railhead. This story was again repeated after WW2.
Examples on show cover the period from 1913 – 2004 from the following manufacturers to name a few:
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