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How did people use to climb on top of carriages?

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    Posted: 27-Dec-2015 at 17:32
Hi!

This may be a dumb question, apologies...

I know it was customary to put luggage and / or people on the "imperial" (the roof of a carriage); I'm just trying to figure out how people got there. I looked at a bunch of pictures of carriages but I don't understand how they did it... did they use ladders?

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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Dec-2015 at 19:11
This video clip may be on the crude side. However, it does basically show how people might have climbed aloft a stage coach.

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Haha, thanks!
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Dec-2015 at 10:15
Many countries have "Living History" displays at historic places. Quite often they have carriage rides as part of the display.

Taking a ride would answer any questions you still had.
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You're right, thanks.
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Jan-2016 at 17:45
Otoh..staying away from horses is advisable.

In the main, they are nasty brutish creatures...who shit everywhere (no predelicition for decorum)...flys hanging around constantly and the more than occasional attempts to bite you.

Whoa you say..A retired United States Cavalryman disparaging the 'noble beast'...gawdamn right.

Tanks and fighting vehicles and attack helicopters have none of the above vices.

Hence to hell with carriages...go to an Airshow.

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