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Early pneumatic railways in Sydenham and Forest Hill
15 Dec '18

Interesting local discoveries by Andrew Orford for those who are following Elon Musk’s “Hyperloop” developments:

The Atmospheric railway at Forest Hill:

Crystal Palace Pneumatic Railway

More information here:

Josiah Latimer Clark, Pneumatic Dispatch Company

The 3 differing systems of pneumatic transport, all precursors of the Hyperloop, and all proudly connected to the history of Forest Hill, Sydenham and Crystal Palace.

Local historian Steve Grindlay has a great collection of photos of the Pneumatic railway


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