Skip to toolbar
Press "Enter" to skip to content

The Bowery Boys .. a look to what was .. swoon

Rufus Gilbert, a Civil War physician, turned to trains after the war and dreamt up an imaginative pneumatic system, to zip passengers above the city in Gothic-themed arches. Gilbert was given the go-ahead to construct this oddity, but the love for steam and a financial crisis transformed the idea into a steam elevated line instead.

http://theboweryboys.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-yorks-elevated-railroads-journey-to.html

Spread the love

2 Comments

  1. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk October 12, 2011

    i’ve been wanting to put that over one of the canals.

  2. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver October 22, 2011

    aww  Now that would be wicked Cool :) 

    tiny voice …  i would love to see similar material used on that cough cough tram thing of AE

    /me warm smile

Leave a Reply