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Steam Locomotives Make Subway Air Sweet and Pleasant

Steam Locomotives Make Subway Air Sweet and Pleasant

“A subterranean railway in London is now in an advanced state of construction, running four and a half miles under the city. It commences at Victoria Street, a center for the Great , the London, Chatham and Dover, and the Metropolitan . On the occasion of a recent trip made through a portion of its length, the air was found to perfectly sweet, and free from all unpleasantness or dampness. The locomotives condense their steam and consume their own smoke, so that neither gas nor vapor is perceptible.”

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Scientific American, May 1862


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