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: http://www.xenophon.org.uk/rammell.html
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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