Monorails Around the World

Daily Monorail
A series of monorail photos from the collection of Reiner Zimmermann (to complement this thread on the forum).


Daily Monorail
- February 1, 2005
Right: One of the earliest monorails, Patiala State Monorail Trainways of 1907. Makers: Orenstein and Koppel, Berlin. Now at the New Delhi Railway Museum.

(Photo: Reiner Zimmermann)
Daily Monorail - February 5, 2005

Right: Chiba, since 1988, Safege-type suspension. Pleasant urban theme resembling Wuppertal.

(Photo: Reiner Zimmermann)

Daily Monorail - February 8, 2005

Right: Chiba monorail. This section is less pleasing to the eye that other sections . That happens when a second line has to be accommodated.

(Photo: Reiner Zimmermann)

Daily Monorail - February 9, 2005

Right: Japan's first real monorail, the Hitachi-Alweg straddle system, Haneda Line, here crossing Shinkansen tracks at Hamamatsucho terminus.

(Photo: Reiner Zimmermann)

Daily Monorail - February 10, 2005

Right: Second generation train at a typical Tokyo waterfront setting.

(Photo: Reiner Zimmermann)

Daily Monorail - February 11, 2005

Right: Sleek appearance of present day Tokyo Monorail. Compare with yesterday's photo. True to the original Alweg design, the wheelbase protrudes into the interior.

(Photo: Reiner Zimmermann)


(Photo: Reiner Zimmermann)

Daily Monorail - February 15, 2005
Above: Subsequently established Japanese design standards place the wheel arrangements underneath the car floor (Tamatoshi Monorail, 1998).

Daily Monorail - February 19, 2005

Right: Train of Tamatoshi monorail crossing Japan rail tracks at Tachikawa, urban sector.

(Photo: Reiner Zimmermann)

Daily Monorail - February 22, 2005

Right: Depot trackwork at Tachikawa.


(Photo: Reiner Zimmermann)

Daily Monorail - February 27, 2005

Right: Some intriguing trackwork at Osaka. The loop in the background is not part of the system.

(Photo: Reiner Zimmermann)
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