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Glossary Results for Word "Elliptical-roof Coach"

Elliptical-roof Coach On the LNWR this term referred to carriagesExplain 'Carriage' whose roof followed the shape of a semi-ellipse with a large radius near the centre and small radius towards the edges. The high elliptical roof profile was introduced on the LNWR in 1906 and was a development of the previous ‘Cove Roof’Explain 'Cove-roof coach' profile (introduced 1903) which was much flatter. This in turn replaced the former plain arc profile.