9 Mono Rails Trains 150 Years Ago

Mono Rails Trains 150 Years Ago

Posted on April 5, 2007 by

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More than 150 years ago, before rails for trains appeared in Russia, people were considering the mono-rail system on the common rail.

The first mono-rail routes were built in Russia 7 years before the first common rail routes and were popular among rich people as a mean of transportation.

The difference from the common rail system is that train and the car don’t stand on two rails as they go but hang on one rail, thus hanging in the air.

On these photos you can see mono rail station, car and route back from 1800s, 150 years ago in Russia.

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9 Responses to “Mono Rails Trains 150 Years Ago”

  1. DD says:

    Looks expensive…

  2. Alex says:

    Yeah I bet it was expensive.

  3. Pav says:

    Where did you get these photos? After reading many history books about Russia, i have never so far heard anything about this mono-rail project, which managed to work out so long ago, without any modern technologies!

  4. Robert says:

    This real train looks like a small version of the ones illustrated inthese futuristic paintings of Moscow.

    They date from 1917 and the art comes from
    The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia

  5. professor says:

    it’s gatchina monorail system built in 1898.

  6. John says:

    Where are the pictures of the horse-driven monorail of 1820?
    Big headline and then no pictures or information.

  7. Julian says:

    There a 13 km long “Schwebebahn” in Wuppertal/Germany build in 1900:


    Still in use and gets modernized every few decades….

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