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.

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Operating the Rapid Wire system  at Dartford Museum


Reconstruction of a Cash Ball system
After nearly a year's work, David Holt of Manchester has recently constructed the first part of a replica Cash Ball system and kindly supplied a video. The castings are done in pewter by sand moulding and the track is beech, steam bent. The "switch" is controlled by the differences in the sizes of the balls.




Robin Adcroft
We record with sadness that Robin Adcroft, who was an enthusiastic collector and restorer of cash carrier equipment, passed away on 16 September, 2018. He provided much material for this website and is greatly missed.


Site last updated 2/12/19