Animation of Air-Line carriage


Welcome to the Cash Railway Website

... covering Cash Ball, wire systems, cable systems and pneumatic tubes that carried cash between sales assistants 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


• A Facebook posting in February 2022 asking people if they remembered cash carriers in their local shops produced over 500 comments. These confirmed some of the Locations already recorded on this site but has also provided many new ones which I have added to the appropriate pages.


Sturtevant terminal

• I have been asked to advertise a large private collection of cash carrier equipment which is now on offer to museums, collectors or other good homes. It comprises a number of pneumatic tube terminals and carriers and a somewhat rusty set of Rapid Wire equipment. Items must be collected from Cheltenham, England - they cannot be despatched.

Photographs of the items are shown here. If you are interested in any of the equipment please contact me using the link above.

Rapid Wire system recently installed at Fermanagh County Museum in Enniskillen Castle.

Site last updated 20/6/21