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Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving by Kim A. Pedersen (2015-08-02) Hardcover – Unabridged, 2015
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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 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. (books are individually shrink-wrapped)