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|"Air-propelled trains go right back to Brunel and his atmospheric railway in South Devon, England, in the 1840s! The service lasted a few months and was then withdrawn as a failure. One reason it flopped was that rats kept gnawing at the wax and leather that was used to seal the pipes. "|
(Carl 1/5/2005 12:16:31 AM )
|"...and here's a link to more information:
( 1/5/2005 12:20:23 AM )
|"Brunel was there, did that."|
(Don Fagan 5/5/2005 5:18:26 PM )
|"who invented air-propelled trains"|
(jkashjk 12/4/2006 11:54:56 AM )
|"how r they built"|
(harry 12/12/2006 6:28:06 PM )
|"Here is a nifty visualization of the future - from 1958. This is more what Bradbury had in mind years earlier.
(From Air-Propelled Train Design)
( 8/17/2007 11:23:15 PM )
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