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PostSubject: What is the difference between a coach and a carriage?   Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:49 pm

If I wanted the boys to be travelling in style, inside an private enclosed conveyance pulled by horses, would it be a coach or a carriage? I know what a stage coach is, of course, but is that the correct verbiage?

A small question, but it's been bugging me.

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PostSubject: Re: What is the difference between a coach and a carriage?   Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:05 pm

Off the top of my head or from the dark recesses of my brain I'd say the difference is a carriage is open while a coach has doors and is covered - with a roof. Although carriages can have a fabric covering - the name of which escapes me.

Of course I could be making this up in my head! scratch padded

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PostSubject: Re: What is the difference between a coach and a carriage?   Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:51 pm

A surrey with fringe on the top...
(love the musical Oklahoma)

According to Wikipedia - A surrey is a "popular American doorless, four-wheeled carriage of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Usually two-seated (for four passengers), surreys had a variety of tops, ranging from the rigid, fringed canopy-top … to parasol and extension tops."[1] The seats were traditional, spindle-backed (often upholstered), bench seats. Before the advent of automobiles, these were horse-drawn carriages.

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PostSubject: Re: What is the difference between a coach and a carriage?   Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:40 pm

According to Dictionary.com:

Carriage: A wheeled vehicle for conveying persons, as one drawn by horses and designed for comfort and elegance.

Coach: A large, horse-drawn, four-wheeled carriage, usually enclosed.

So, it seems the main vehicle is a carriage, with a coach or other of the same being types of carriages.

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PostSubject: Re: What is the difference between a coach and a carriage?   Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:03 pm


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PostSubject: Re: What is the difference between a coach and a carriage?   Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:34 am

thankyou thankyou

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