Popular Science cover: Monorail concept from 1923.
Jürgen Götzke has contributed a collection of photos of the monorail which ran at the international Garden Festival in Stuttgart in 1993 to the Wikimedia Commons.
The 4.6 km long circuit had significant gradients of up to 20% and was not confined to the exhibition grounds. There were five stops — Rosensteinpark, Wartberg, Messe, Höhenpark Killesberg and Leibfriedscher Garten. There was a depot in a small open space on Ehmann Road, near North Station.
After this exhibition, the monorail was dismantled. It was rebuilt in Gelsenkirchen’s Nordsternpark in 1997 and used for that year’s German Federal Garden Show.
It was again dismantled, and moved to Elbauernpark in Magdeburg, where it still runs as the Panoramabahn.
“My hovercraft is full of frogs…”
1961 Goodell monorail system proposal on Flickr.
Artist’s rendering of a monorail that accompanied the Preliminary Report on Financial Feasibility of a Goodell Monorail Passenger System between Los Angeles International Airport and the Wilshire-Downtown areas.
The full report is available online:
One of the Tokyo Monorail train sets has been painted with Pokemon characters. The special livery is expected to remain until June 2013, and the website includes a timetable (click the picture) of when the special train will run.
Or maybe you could try spotting it on the Tokyo Monorail live webcam!
I just updated the latest version. It is, as ever, eternally incomplete, especially when it comes to North America. New additions include better coverage of the ALWEG test tracks in Fühlingen, near Cologne.
In 1910, Joseph Fawkes built an experimental, propeller-driven monorail in Burbank. Discover the full story with L.A. as Subject’s latest post to Los Angeles magazine’s City Think blog.
Modern Mechanix today features a 1909 article about Australian inventor Elfric Wells Chalmers Kearney’s High-Speed Railway. Originally proposed as an underground system for London, schemes were proposed for New York, Boston and as a means of crossing Sydney Harbour. None of them came to anything.