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  1. KorbenDallas

    19th Century: The Boynton Bicycle Railroad

    I can't seem to get off the trains train, lol. The below photograph attracted my attention a few years ago. I think this particular system was used a bit more than we could possibly imagine. Luckily there is some info we can play with. Boynton Bicycle Railroad As you can see, there are a few...
  2. KorbenDallas

    1897: Wuppertal Suspension Electric Railway by Eugen Langen

    The Wuppertaler Schwebebahn (Wuppertal Suspension Railway) is a suspension railway in Wuppertal, Germany. Its original name is Einschienige Hängebahn System Eugen Langen (Monorail overhead conveyor system Eugen Langen). It is the oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars in the world...
  3. KorbenDallas

    1886 Minnesota: Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway

    This is allegedly 1886 Minnesota. What do you think about this curving viaduct bridge, and the rest of the scenery? I think the image pertains to 1886, but they seem to insist here, that it is 1872. 1886 is mentioned on the engraving twice. There are some amazing details, when you download the...
  4. KorbenDallas

    1932: Russian Steel Balls Train

    An electric train which travels on steel balls instead of wheels has been tested in Russia with remarkable success. The speedy train, which was designed by a young Soviet engineer named Yarmolshuk, resembles a giant reptile weaving about the countryside. The inventor declares his final design...
  5. KorbenDallas

    1886: Meigs Elevated Railway. 227 feet of BS.

    The Meigs Elevated Railway was an experimental steam-powered monorail invented by Josiah V. Meigs of Lowell, Massachusetts. He wrote an extensive explanation of how the railway worked, complete with diagrams and statistics, which was published in 1887. The weight of the train was carried on a 22...
  6. KorbenDallas

    1896: Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway

    I doubt too many people know about this electric train. The Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway was a unique coastline railway in Brighton, England that ran through the shallow coastal waters of the English Channel between 1896 and 1901. The aim of the railway was to extend the...
  7. KorbenDallas

    1893: 100 MPH High Speed Electric Train

    This is definitely not something I have ever heard about before. How about a 100 MPH electric train in 1893. And what's interesting, it sounds like they actually started implementing this project by grading 24 miles of the proposed real estate. Logically, this fact is supposed to mean that they...
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