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On Oct 27, 2017, Tony Cooper wrote
(in article<b5o7vc5h4omojukr338fbhgrn8r72h351u@4ax.com>):

> On Fri, 27 Oct 2017 18:38:51 -0700, Savageduck
> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com>  wrote:
>
> > On Oct 27, 2017, PeterN wrote
> > (in article<ot0kjc0qd1@news4.newsguy.com>):
> >
> > > On 10/27/2017 10:48 AM, Savageduck wrote:
> > > > On Oct 27, 2017, Davoud wrote
> > > > (in article <271020171020060523%star@sky.net>):
> > > >
> > > > > Savageduck:
> > > > > > > Old technology is always interesting, just think of steam engines, or
> > > > > > > warbirds.
> > > > >
> > > > > Eric Stevens:
> > > > > > Or sailboats.
> > > > >
> > > > > Or petrol-burning automobiles.
> > > > Yup! Especially those which catch the eye.
> > > >
> > > > <https://www.dropbox.com/s/6a6oa6reeo16fc6/DNC6048-EH.jpg>
> > > >
> > > > <https://www.dropbox.com/s/9vt5rp5x5ez9l84/DNC3479Aw.jpg>
> > > >
> > > > <https://www.dropbox.com/s/1cky4ot1dr63kib/DNC5877-E1w.jpg>
> > > > >
> > > > > As for steam engines, I hear that Trump is promising to bring back the
> > > > > coal-fired locomotive.
> > > >
> > > > Wait for him to propose the return to a coal fired navy.
> > >
> > > He would promise that, but never propose it. He may even promise to
> > > revive this company:
> > >
> > > <http://www.stanleymotorcarriage.com/>
> >
> > ...however, the Stanley Steamer was/is an oil/kerosene burner.
> >
> > For solid fuel (coal, or wood) you would have to go back a lot further than
> > the Stanley to the Dudgeon, Gardner-Serpollet, Roper (who came to an ironic
> > end), De Dion-Bouton, a fellow you should know, who built his first steam
> > car
> > in 1894, Ransome E. Olds (Oldsmobile), and where the Stanley brothers
> > started, The Locomobile Conpany of America.
>
> You don't need to go back that far at all. Go back to the 1940s in
> the UK and Europe, but the wood was used to create wood-gas.
>
> http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/01/wood-gas-cars.html

Yup! The various solid fuel converted vehicles were used in the UK and Europe 
through the war years to the early fifties. The most ubiquitous were the wood 
and coal converted Parisian Citroen taxis.

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Regards,
Savageduck