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The Rochester Pneumatic Tube System (RPTS) is a rapid transit system that serves the city of Rochester was created by George Greene's New Steam Society. It is a system of large pipes that are pressurized with steam that act as an alternate form of transportation to the Rochester Subway. It was constructed along the former path of the Erie Canal. As of 1921, it is being expanded to create more stops along the city.

Category: Transportation



[1] Completed Stations

[1.1] Rochester Pneumatic Central Station

Name: Central Station
Size: Large
Condition: Pristine
Inhabitants: None
Map Location: F1
Description (ca. 1921): The largest station in Rochester, the Central Station is growing each day as the New Steam Society works to expand the RPTS across the city. The station itself is across the street from the Lehigh Valley Railroad Station, making it one of the first landmarks that visitors of the city see. From the outside, the Central Station is a splendid building that blends together mechanical technology and marble artistry to create the beacon of George Greene’s vision for Rochester. It currently has three tube platforms: southbound from Alexander Station, southbound from Mount Hope, and northbound that merges both tubes from the aforementioned stations.

[1.2] Main and Oak

Name: Main/Oak
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Map Location: F1
Description (ca. 1921):

[1.3] Alexander

Name: Alexander
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Map Location: D3
Description (ca. 1921):

[1.4] Winton

Name: Winton
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Map Location: D5
Description (ca. 1921):

[1.5] Lyell

Name: Lyell
Size: Medium
Condition: Requires upkeep
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Map Location: C2
Description (ca. 1921): Known as the “Mayhem Station”, Lyell Station earned that moniker following a collapse of the structure due to underground construction. The construction caused the tube to collapse and send the passenger capsule crashing into an oncoming subway train. While the station’s structure has since been reinforced, Lyell still retains its stigma which is not helped by the growth of Sunshine, an underground community for the lower class.

On the surface, the building’s previously pristine marble has been dirtied by soot from local workshops as well as graffiti.The station allows access to two public tube lines: northbound to Lexington and southbound to Main and Oak. Due to a donation from Archibald Regiblaster, a private tube to his prosthetics factory was installed so that workers can get to work faster. Lyell might be the most unclean station outside of Mount Hope due to rampant littering and its access to Sunshine.

[1.6] Monroe

Name: Monroe
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Map Location: D4
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[1.7] Lexington

Name: Lexington
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Map Location: D1
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[1.8] Mount Hope

Name: Mount Hope
Size: Medium
Condition: Squalid
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Map Location: E2
Description (ca. 1921): The Mount Hope station, once meant to be a stop for the working man heading the the factories nearby, evolved quickly into the complete hub for the lower classes, with a prominent underground borough developing to the east. Known as The Wild South, it is synonymous with crime and debauchery. As a result, the station itself has only a token number of staff, often all under the underground's grasp.

The station itself is grungy and ill-kept, with graffiti on its outer walls and a reek of smoke pervading the entire building. Light barely fills the room, with shadows hanging in the corners amongst the cracks and dust. Most of the benches are cracked and broken, with one having been ripped out entirely after a posse of drunk celebrators stormed the station on Christmas Eve. If the police ever do arrive at the station, rarely do they leave its limits.

[2] Stations Under Construction

[2.1] Corn Hill Station


[2.2] Violetta Station


[2.3] Genesee Station


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