Hyperloop pneumatic subway existed in the 19th century

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"In 1891 Teed gave a talk in Pittsburgh in which he captivated his audience with some of the practical applications of the power that would be unleashed when the governments of the world had fallen under his leadership. He proposed to employ a million men to build a six-track railroad from the Atlantic to the Pacific Coasts, planned to construct a pneumatic tunnel that would carry persons on nonwheeled vehicles from New York to San Francisco in twelve hours, and claimed to have applied for a patent for a device by which he could sit in his office in Chicago and set type by wire for every newspaper in the country." Cyrus Reed Teed and the Koreshan Unity, Americas Communal Utopia


Off Topic: Cyrus Teed is an interesting fellow who dabbled in alchemy and invented a cellular cosmology, which had people living on the inside of the earth with a central sun in the middle. This essay was a fascinating read.
 

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Some more images from the video with vimanas, pyramids, sphinx looking dudes, electrical apparatus a la Tartarian style, evidence of cleaning up after a catastrophe, disc and orb shaped stones and a Duck that looks like a swastika to me. The dude in the last picture is holding something interesting too. I'll thumbnail them so you can see the details.


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sorry for off topic.

Those are some kind of curiosity.
It looks to me like someone was trying to piece together the true history of Siberia.
From behind an iron curtain, with only access to postcards.

If we take this one
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The arch is real
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Elephant / mastodons were there
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odd looking statues can be found
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the stone balls exist
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and odd pyramid structures
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From the Louisiana Purchase exhibition in 1904 on the Pittsburgh Railway Exhibit. Cast or steel casing lined with concrete. Could have been made yesterday apart from the classy looking clerestory roof carriage section!
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View from the other side.
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Found these three sites whilst looking for something else. All relate to the Crystal Palace railway.
The Crystal Palace Pneumatic Railway - Page 2 - Sydenham Town Forum

Crystal Palace Pneumatic Railway

London’s Lost Pneumatic Railways
 
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