Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Interoceanic Railway Concept

 This marine railway was proposed as an alternative to the Panama Canal in this 1884 Scientific American illustration. Note the huge fanciful double ended steam locomotives.

thanks, Dave! (See comments)


Dave said...

A couple more drawings of an utterly ridiculous idea:

I mean an empty ship, maybe. But a fully-loaded cargo vessel?

VectorWarbirds said...

I propose giant hot air balloons to float the ships across with Hieronymus Karl Frederick Baron von Munchausen as Commander of the Air. It would have worked!

Mister G said...

A floating turntable, OK ya lost me on that one. :-)