monorail

merryhillfi 460x270 - Monorails in the UK

You thought Wuppertal was the only place in the world where there was a Schwebebahn? Wrong! There’s one other and its at Dresden which showed Eugen Langen’s new monorail system’s various capabilities including doubling as a mountain railway. Indeed there was nothing to stop the idea of a Schwebebahn beingRead More →

DSC 0142fi 460x270 - A Schwebebahn Anniversary

On this very day, 5th December, a hundred and twenty years ago the very first test trains ran on the world’s one and only true monorail system. This was the Schwebebahn suspension railway through the twin cities of Elberfeld and Barmen in the Ruhr area of Germany. The two citiesRead More →