Proper steampunk at Manchester Victoria station

This rather bizarre device is the sort of detail you might expect to see in the background of a steampunk flavoured comic or movie, but was actually used in Victoria station to zip parcels back and forth. It looks a bit crazy, and the post mentions that a worker was killed when they were knocked over by a low flying basket.

mæntʃɛstər • Parcel carrier at Manchester Victoria station,….