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Between 18, there were numerous proposals to build pneumatic or cable-hauled railways in London to overcome this problem, but none proved successful.
Smoke was less of a problem in steam-hauled elevated railways, the first of which opened in New York City in 1870.
The railway company's Parliamentary Act also prohibited the use of steam power.
This led the railway company to consider the brand-new technology of electric traction.
It is now part of the Budapest Metro and has largely been restored to its original condition.
The Athens-Piraeus Electric Railway was built as a steam-hauled suburban line in 1869 and acquired an underground section in the capital in 1874.
Before any plans were made for transit systems with underground tunnels and stations, several railway operators had used tunnels for freight and passenger trains, usually to reduce the grade of the railway line.
Examples include Trevithick's Tunnel from 1804, built for the Penydarren locomotive, the 1829 Crown Street Tunnel at Liverpool and the 1.13 mile (1,811 meters) long 1836 Lime Street Tunnel also at Liverpool, part of which is still used today making it the world's oldest used tunnel.
Car #18 is preserved at the Seashore Trolley Museum.
The 10.4 kilometres (6.5 mi) Glasgow Subway in Scotland opened the same year and used cable haulage until it was electrified in 1935.
Automatic and electric light signals was also a first for the railway.