A gallery of vehicles appearing in Downton Abbey listed by season and episode in which they appear.
Series 1 (1912-1914) Edit
Series 2 (1916-1920) Edit
Series 3 (1920-1921) Edit
Series 4 (1922-1923) Edit
- The model year of a Rolls-Royce Phantom I cannot be determined without knowing the actual pedigree of the specific vehicle, because the purchase of such a vehicle was a two step process. Rolls-Royce provided the chassis and mechanicals, then a coach builder would be engaged to supply the specific body.
- ↑ Ford Motor Company
- ↑ Renault
- ↑ Rolls-Royce
- ↑ Fiat
- ↑ Fiat Tipo 56 (in French)
- ↑ North American term is "Box Cars"
- ↑ Glossary of rail transport terms
- ↑ International Harvester
- ↑ Thornycroft
- ↑ Sunbeam
- ↑ Napier & Son
- ↑ Not an error, the same shot used in episode 2.04 appears again in episode 2.07.
- ↑ Cadillac
- ↑ Morris Motors Limited
- ↑ Daimler Motor Company Limited
- ↑ Auto Carriers Ltd., now AC Cars Ltd.
- ↑ Unic
- ↑ Simply called the Phantom until the Phantom II came out in 1929. Built in the UK between 1925 and 1929.
- ↑ While slightly different in function, the North American term is Caboose.
- ↑ Pneumatic tyres were first used by LGOC buses in 1925.
- ↑ London General Omnibus Company
- ↑ Fiat 501 built between 1919 and 1926
- ↑ The British term would typically be "paraffin" however International Harvester uses "kerosene" in the name, so the American term is retained.
- ↑ Rolls-Royce bodywork
Oscar Wilde, in "The Canterville Ghost" wrote "We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language". This is particularly true of terminology related to automobiles, trains and other moving vehicles, most of which were developed well after British and American English began to diverge. Not only are different words used to refer to the same things, but to add to the confusion, the same words will refer to different things. The table below lists some of the more common differences. It generally does not include words that arose after the time of Downton Abbey, for example "Articulated Lorries" and "18 Wheelers".
|Box Van||Box Car|
|Brake Van||Caboose||A caboose is mainly a rolling cabin and office for the train crew and freight conductor, while a brake van has a functional role in the operation of the train.|
|Dickey Seat||Rumble Seat|
|Gear Lever||Gear Shift|
|Goods Train||Freight Train|
|Livery (Locomotive)||(colour scheme)||No truly analogous term in North America|
|Locomotive / Loco||Engine|
|Lorry||Truck||Lorry generally refers to a large truck, and in the modern context, requiring a special license to operate.|
|Low Loader||Flatbed Truck|
|Luggage Van||Baggage Car|
|Motorway||Expressway / Highway|
|Nave Plate||Hub Cap|
|Number Plate||License Plate|
|Paraffin||Kerosene||In North America, paraffin and paraffin wax refer to the same thing.|
|Petrol||Gas / Gasoline|
|Queue||Line||Stand in Line|
|Roadster||Convertible||Generally one that is only available with a soft top.|
|Rowing Boat||Row Boat|
|Water Trough||Track Pan|