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Excellent Houston Taxi Cab

Here is a picture I took a few days ago in Houston of an excellent taxi cab.

I don’t know what kind of car that is and I’ll never own a convertable, but that is a fine taxi.

A great book I bought a few weeks ago is Car–A Definitive History of the Automobile by DK Publishing.

Here is a history of taxi cab service in the United States compiled by PBS.

From this history—

“By the end of the 19th century, automobiles began to appear on city streets throughout the country. It was not long before a number of these cars were hiring themselves out in competition with horse-drawn carriages. Although these electric-powered cabs were slightly impractical (with batteries weighing upwards of eight hundred pounds), by 1899 there were nearly one hundred of them on New York’s streets.”

(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)

July 16, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments