|This 1928 Sentinel steam truck was a large truck in its day and must have been an uncomfortable ride on its solid tyres, but at least it had a semi-closed cab.|
|This earlier Foden has much more of a locomotive look, with a roof, but no windscreen..|
|This 1907 Sentinel has an open deck and an open cab.|
|Although this Sentinel, of 1933, has pneumatic tyres, a closed cab and a much more conventional appearance, it is still powered by steam.|
|A Foden of the 1940s is diesel powered.|
|Daimler buses of the late 1930s were typical of British buses of this time, with their driver in a separate compartment.|
A design referred to as half-cab.
|The Commer Avenger of 1929/30 was also of similar design. |
Later Avengers from the 1960s on, were powered by the powerful, but noisy TS3 two-stroke diesel.
|Diesels were becoming the power plant of choice in buses of the 30s, but many operators still preferred petrol powered units, like this Dennis Lancet|
|Late 1930 Leyland has the passenger area extended further forward than was normal for its time. |
This was partly due to the fact that the engine was under the floor.
|Earlier buses, or chars-a-banc as they were called, had folding tops, similar to cars of the time.|
This one is a 1911 Karrier.
|This 1912 model is also a Karrier, but has a solid roof, but no sides and forward control.|
|The 1905 Dennis, shown here, has a solid roof and folding side curtains.|
|Double deckers were an early British idea, as can be seen by this steam powered Thornycroft of 1902.|
Early double deckers usually had an open top deck, but this one has a canopy, mainly to prevent the passengers being covered in soot.
|One of Scammels solid tyred articulated rigs of 1923, only a year after the company began.|
|By 1926 Scammel were already building tanker trailers which were frameless.|
|The Dennis A type was used throughout the First World War.|