The Monorail That Never Was

Illustration by Andre Castaigne for article “The Brennan Mono-Rail Car,” McClure’s Magazine, 1910

A proposed elevated line running from Washington to Boston based on the gyroscope-balanced monorail car Irish-Australian inventor, Louis Brennan. His model, introduced in 1909. while successfully demonstrated, never reached mass production.

Amtrak’s Acela tilting trains can reach 150mph. Brennan said his might reach 200mph.

Photo: flickr/j3net


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