Today I have the pleasure to make the presentation to all my friends and admirers of these works, thank you all for your interest.
I think it is also important to make some considerations about these carriages of the malaposta. To have a clearer idea of the service they rendered in the 19th Century, these four carriages are patrimony of the museological collection of the Museum of the Portuguese Communications Foundation, where are in exhibition and in an excellent state of conservation and restoration, by the investigations that I have done in this matter, I have concluded that they are unique in the world, with the exception of the carriage of English origin, that there are several scattered in Europe outside, in couture competitions, tourist and laser, their original name is royal mail coach, but they are also known as road mail coach and park drag.
these carriages played a key role in the economic and social development of the country. In the 19th century, as they approached towns and villages, the transport of mail, passengers, parcels and goods were the first public passenger transport in Portugal.
But with the arrival of the first train to Oporto on 7/7/1864, this dictated the end of the coaches of the suitcase, in this connection between Lisbon and Porto, Most likely this date will be associated with the carriage of Belgian origin number 7 that it will have been attributed to him as a way of recognizing the valuable services preached by this carriage which on the 7/7/1864 made the last return trip from Porto to Lisbon,
Then I'll show you some pictures and a little movie to see some of the features of this carriage. any information or enlightenment you wish to make about these works, please feel free to help them, grateful for your attention, and cordial greetings to all.