More Unusual Railways
This book attempts to find something better than the orthodox railway, or to adapt the railway or its vehicles for special purposes, have persisted ever since railways first became an established form of transport. Arranged on a plan similar to that of Unusual Railways, this book describes more of the unorthodox railway or railway-like systems which have been evolved over the years. Some of the examples described were built and ran commercially, some reached the trial stage, others never left the drawing board.
The chapters on monorails, together with those in Unusual Railways, give a practically complete, fully detailed, up-to-date account of the history and progress of this imaginative method of transport, now being studied in cities all over the world as a potential means of relieving traffic congestion. Horse locomotives, railway cars with sails, rail-guided vehicles, pavements on rails, unusual funiculars, ice railways, "piggy-back" locomotives, atmospheric systems, unorthodox lightweight trains, 2,000 m.p.h. rocket railways, a tiny automatic Post Office railway in Belgium - these. are but a few of the infinite variety of extraordinary forms of transport which keep company in this book with the host of monorails which research has brought to light.
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