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Three Miles a Minute.

A company has been organised at Baltimore for the purpose of building a railroad and utilising the Weems system of transportation. The public are familiar with the advantages claimed for the system, as also with its object, the same being the transmission of mail and light articles in motor cars propelled by electrical machinery. The inventor declares that cars can be thus driven three miles a minute; that the distance between the seaboard and the Missouri River can be covered during a night; that papers issued in New York can be read at the breakfast table of Pittsburg subscribers on the same morning of their publication; and that other miraculous evidences of its efficiency will appear when the syßteni is in practical operation. Experiments have been made, the system has been satisfactorily tested in respect to speed, etc., and the road to be built is the result of investigation into the merits of the invention. The line will be constructed upon the surface of the ground, with tracks of 2ft gauge, and cost an average of 5,000d0l per mile. The cars will be 18ft long and 2sft square, Bhaped like a cigar to reduce the atmospheric friction. A generating station will be equipped with facilities to direct the movement of the trains, at the same time informing the operator of the train's exact location from the time of its departure to that of its arrival at its destination, and every measure will be taken to ensure a successful career. The road, it is said, will be built at once, and the result of the undertaking will ba watched with increasing interest.

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Three Miles a Minute., Issue 8042, 19 October 1889, Supplement

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Three Miles a Minute. Issue 8042, 19 October 1889, Supplement

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