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Brussels Tram
2008

Margao Skybus
2008

Seattle Monorail
2008

Seattle Monorail
2008

Krakow Tram
2008

Soller Tram
2005

Mallorca Tram
2005

Soller Tram
2005

Miami Monorail
2009

Helsinki Tram
2011

Helsinki Tram
2011


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Foreign Railways

Any unusual railways I find on my travels.

Brussels Trams - Belgium

Like many cities in Europe Brussels has an extensive tram system. There are 17 lines some passing into underground tunnels and some travelling far out of town. The trams are modern, and the network although evolved from an old system is state of the art. I visited in 2008 and took a few pictures.

Wuppertal Suspended Monorail - Germany

Known as Schwebebahn, this is an elevated monorail system over 100 years old. A place I have long wanted to visit which in late 2008 I finally managed. This is a continous loop the trains always going forwards, there is a siding type system and trains can be switched in via a point type system. The system runs over 13km elevated over roads and the canal and has 20 stations. The top speed is just over 50km per hour and the trains run every 3-5 mins.

Margao Skybus Monorail - India

I stumbled upon this now defunct monorail in Margao, Goa, India. I was in a moving vehicle so forgive the photos. I know little about the line but it was the test track for a full system about 1.5km long, The Skybus project was later scrapped due to an accident which occurred during the test drive killing two engineers and a seriously injuring a crew of two in 2004. It was a suspended system like the Wuppertal system, photo's from 2008.

Seattle Monorail - USA

Built in 1962 for the Worlds Fair, It runs from Downtown Seattle to the site of the worlds fair, where several attractions are still present. Unfortunatly the wholw system was closed during my visit in 2006.

Krakow Trams - Poland

A city with a good tram system which I visited in 2007.

Budapest Trams - Hungary

A city with a good tram system which I visited in 2005.

Mallorca Trams - Spain

A series of trams one crossing the island (the Palma - Soller Electric Railway) the other much more localised in Soller, from 2005.

Denver Trams - USA

A small restored line in Denver, a 2008 visit. Denver does has a large modern network as well.

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Miami - USA

An elevated monorail system in Miami, it look like a bus but is a monorail, the road wheels are just for stability, photos from a 2009 visit.

Helsinki - Finland

An tram system in Helsinki, photos from a June 2011 visit.

Tallin - Estonia

An extensive tram system in Estonia's capital Tallin, photos from a December 2011 visit.


Brussels Tram
2008

Schwebebahn
2008

Schwebebahn
2008

Margao Skybus
2008

Margao Skybus
2008

Krakow Tram
2007

Old Denver Tram
2008

Old Denver Tram
2008

Budapest Tram
2005

Budapest Tram
2005

Miami Monorail
2009

Tallin Tram
2011

Tallin Tram
2011
 
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