SJ3489 : Steam Powered Ice Cream Emporium

taken 4 years ago, near to Birkenhead, Wirral, Great Britain

Steam Powered Ice Cream Emporium
Steam Powered Ice Cream Emporium
Vintage steam powered omnibus, restored and converted into an ice cream van, situated at the Albert Dock Liverpool.

This Thornycroft steam bus, fired by coke, was originally a double decker seating 36 (a large number of passengers for that time). It was operated by the London Road Car Company Ltd for a trial period and ran on a service between Hammersmith and Oxford Circus via Shepherds Bush. It proved to be uneconomic and the trial was terminated after about 3 months.

This omnibus was used in the 2010 film “The Wolfman” LinkExternal link starring Anthony Hopkins.
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 23 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Docks, Harbours 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 341 898 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.1021N 2:59.5493W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 341 898
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Thornycroft  Early 20th Century  Early Twentieth Century  Steam  Bus  Omnibus  Liverpool Docks  Albert Dock  Ice Cream Van 

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