Friday, December 23, 2016

Alweg monorail

Mass Transportation Magazine January 1954
Mass transportation of the future!  Unfortunately the idea never really caught on except for a few showcase-type locations. The company went bankrupt soon after building this test track and was absorbed by Krupp, who soon lost interest and sold the licences to Hitachi in 1961. Hitachi Alweg built several lines in Japan which are still running today.
From Wikipedia... Alweg is best remembered for their role in building the original Disneyland Monorail System of Disneyland, which opened in 1959, and the Seattle Center Monorail, which opened in time for the 1962 Century 21 Exposition. Both systems remain operational, with the Seattle Center Monorail still using the original Alweg trains which have traveled over one million miles. 

Company history here.

The future of mass transportation! 

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