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Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving
Kim A Pedersen
Monorail Society
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2017-05-04 00:00:00
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Trains of the Future-Now Arriving

By Kim A. Pedersen.

Cloth with dust jacket, 11x11", 248 pages, color photos throughout, map, bibliography. 2015.

see also: Monorail Metropolis, the History of Toy Monorails

"What do you think of when you hear the word MONORAIL? For many, a theme park, fair or zoo ride may come to mind. Perhaps you think of a silly cartoon and a song? Dig deeper into the topic, and you will find that each day monorails actually carry hundreds of thousands of passengers in non-entertainment transit applications.

"Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving begins with a primer on what monorail is, followed by compelling arguments for its advantages. Monorail's rich and long history is next, along with a chapter of monorails that were proposed or planned, yet never built. The heart of the 248-page book follows with an eye-opening, two-chapter list of the world's transit monorails.

"Gorgeous color photography captures monorail in a wide variety of environments, along with descriptions, data and maps. The book ends with chapters on how a monorail is built, the monorailists that promote them, and speculations on the future of monorail.

"Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving is the first hardbound book of its type in over fifty years and is a must-have for anyone interested in rail transit, young or old."