Safety and Rescue
Coal was only used locally in the early days. It was transported by wheel barrow then horse-driven cart. Since 1770 the Grand Trunk Canal (later called Trent and Mersey Canal) system came into use. It had an immediate and immense impact on coal industry development. Railway development in the middle decades of the 19th century once again rapidly increased coal output. Various wagons, tanks, vans and locomotives as shown were developed for the coal industry.
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