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Originally posted by alphasun

Or rebuild Brunel’s pneumatic railway.

excuse me for being a pedant

I had my doubts about Brunel’s involvement in the Dublin one so i sourced this from a site on athmospheric railways

“I note in passing that while I (as a fan of his) might like Isambard
Kingdom Brunel to have invented the atmospheric system used on the
South Devon, it is wrong to say that he did so, as is sometimes done.
He did choose it for the line and actively promoted it (well, “actively”
is redundant with Brunel). It was actually developed by Samuel Clegg
and Joseph and Jacob Samuda.”

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