A collection of paperwork relating to Bachelet Flying Train

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Lot 232
A collection of paperwork relating to Bachelet Flying Train

£ 80 - 120
US$ 100 - 150
A collection of paperwork relating to Bachelet Flying Train
Including Bachelet Shuttle & Loom Company booklet containing pictures of various dignitaries (including Winston Churchill) inspecting the prototype, five other booklets detailing the project and share issue; a colour invitation to 'A Demonstration of the Bachelet Levitated System of Railways', letters, share application forms and other papers including a small poster with the claim 'London to Liverpool in 50 minutes' (generally G).
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Footnotes

  • The Bachelet Levitated Railway was a pioneering venture to build a Levitated Railway (now know as a MagLev) capable of transporting passengers at over 150 miles per hour. Whatever the merits or practicalities of this scheme the project was shelved with the outbreak of war in 1914.
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