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Monday, August 9, 2021

CONTINUITY: Monorail! The Bennie Railplane

Although electrically powered, the propellers would have been very noisy, but that wouldn't have been a problem since the monorail tracks were to be installed over existing railway right of ways, and would be quieter than the steam locomotives in use at the time. Sharing right of way would eliminate costs for acquiring land for the monorail system, but proved its undoing, since railways feared loss of their lucrative passenger business and refused to grant permission to install the overhead trackways.

Posted at August 9, 2021 11:48