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1920. The car resists

For these years, the replacement of animal traction for mechanics in the public passenger transport by road starts. The proceedings that had not yet succumbed to push the train disappear before the arrival of the first intercity buses. By contrast, freight carriage increases. The railway crisis and shortage of trucks, along with a bullish situation of the Spanish economy, favored this development.

Buses begin to replace the measures in passenger transport. The model of the image data of 1908.The problem was that the transit of these cars greatly damaged the firm, as its metal wheels dug into the pavement. In some sections the car traffic was so intense and deteriorating so fast that firm had to be built on the roads metallic U-shaped rails that ran by the wheels.

The high costs of maintenance and repair administration confirmed the effort to keep the firm in good condition. But the user reviews and the press indicated that technical solutions that were used were not adequate. The company asked for more. One of the mitigation measures that were taken in Regulation Road Maintenance October 1920 was to require a minimum width on the tires of these vehicles. For cars and two-wheeled carts is set between 8 and 10 centimeters depending on the cavalry dragged. For four wheels 12. Nevertheless, a study in 1924 showed that just over 28.000 km of roads were in good condition, while almost the same amount (ie, half of the network) left much to be desired.

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