Animation of Air-Line carriage


Welcome to the Cash Railway Website

... covering Cash Ball, wire systems and pneumatic tubes that carried cash between sales points and the cash office in shops and department stores from the 1880s to the present day.


Operating the Rapid Wire system  at Dartford Museum


Rapid Wire system for sale
A reproduction Rapid Wire system with two propulsions, one car, poles and wire is being offered for sale by its maker, Viv Rush Speciality Engineering . It was formerly on loan to a museum. Viv is based in South Australia but is willing to assist with installation of the system. The asking price is 6,000 Australian dollars. An example of his cars can be seen at the Bad Ass cafe in Dublin.


Former Jacksons system on British television
The pneumatic tube system in Jacksons of Reading featured in some scenes of Endeavour (the young Inspector Morse) shown on ITV on 13 April 2014. It had previously featured on the One Show on BBC1, 27 May 2013 (see photo on the left). It was one of the last working systems to serve customers in a shop in the UK until Jacksons closed on Christmas Eve, 2013.