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Transport Blog
31 October 2006
Loose windscreen wiper stops train -
Early bus from here
which is sort of prescient because I was going to write a piece on driver comfort and the windscreen wiper - the point being that until the invention of the windscreen wiper drivers had to sit/stand outside. I suppose that applies equally as well to trains as it does to cars or buses. It must have been a hell of a job.  …link
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  1. Few if any any steam locomotives had windscreen wipers.  Early ones had no enclosed driving cabs so the driver was exposed to the elements, like your early bus.

    ‘Modern’ locomotives (i.e. anything later than the mid 1800s) had semi-enclosed cabs, but still no windscreen wipers. When it rains the driver had to lean out of the side window in order to see where he was going.

    Posted by Tim Hall on  01 November 2006 at 02:16 am

  2. If they had used the same design as the wipers on a Morris Minor, they could have repaired it with a spangle wrapper.  If they still made spangles.

    Posted by dearieme on  01 November 2006 at 04:10 am

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