The Bennie Railplane, 1929

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  • ‘The Bennie Railplane was a form of rail transport invented by George Bennie (1891–1957), which moved along an overhead rail by way of propellers. It was intended to run above conventional railways, separating faster passenger traffic from slower freight traffic. A prototype ran over a 130-yard (120 m) line at Milngavie near Glasgow in the 1930s, but Bennie was never able to secure funding for further development and went bankrupt in 1937. The line was demolished for scrap in the 1950s.’

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    Thank you to Dewi Williams

    3 comments to The Bennie Railplane, 1929

    • Adam Fay

      Shame this didn’t catch on – definitely has potential.

    • Norry Wilson

      I own, and use daily, a stainless steel, unspillable ashtray designed by Bennie, I believe it was designed for use on ocean liners. The only other one I’ve seen is in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum.

    • mh

      shame someone didn’t save it, would have made an interesting museum piece

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