Beach Pneumatic Transit

Beach Pneumatic Transit

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The Beach Pneumatic Transit was the first attempt to build an underground public transit system in New York City. It was developed by Alfred Ely Beach in 1869 as a demonstration subway line running on pneumatic power. As the subway line had one stop and a one-car shuttle going back and forth, it was not a regular mode of transport. It lasted from 1870 until 1873.

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