1. History Under Review. Part I.

    History Under Review. Part I.

    Join me as we examine the construction of New York City's underground subways.
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    19th Century: Hyperloop Pneumatic and Atmospheric Subways and Railways

    Another proof that there were technologies far superior to the time when they were introduced is the pneumatic tube saga of the 19th century. What we know today as the Hyperloop was used in New York (Beach Pneumatic Transit) in 1867, in London (Crystal Palace pneumatic railway) in 1864 and in a...
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    1865 Washington DC Subway: Mole Way

    This here was supposed to be an April Fools Prank published on April 1, 2013 by John Kelly, Washington Post. I'm wondering how much of a joke this April Fools joke contains. For a casual reader the contents of the article have to sound somewhat bananas. We were 60 feet underground, and Joe ...
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    Why It Was Faster To Build Subways in 1900

    Ran across this article, and could not help it, but to post the below quotes: The image of a single engineer wielding a piece of technology no more sophisticated than a hammer isn’t what most people have in mind when they think of modern infrastructure projects. But it may be the fastest...