Wuppertaler Schwebebahn: Germany's Floating Railway

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Mon, Mar 15th, 2010 11:19 by capnasty NEWS

The hanging railway in Germany's western central city of Wuppertal is the oldest monorail system in the world. Built in 1900, the Wuppertaler Schwebebahn or "floating train" has been continuously operated since 1901, despite two world wars, various accidents and other turbulent events. Find out the stories behind this stylish and green mode of transportation.

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