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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 139 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 16, 2015 04:10PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 139 (International) - 07/16/15


This day in Railroad History

i]July 16, 1910[/i]
A monorail operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company in New York City, in its inaugural public run, derailed, fell over and sent scores of injured people to the hospital. The monorail was nothing fancy - running on a one-wheel system below and double wheels above. With only one car and duckling-yellow paint, it was almost cute. And indeed, during a few test runs before its official debut the monorail ran swimmingly. The problem was that it hadn't been tested at full capacity. Had it, the operators might have noticed that during curves the weight of the passengers caused the car to tilt, putting the wooden superstructure guiding the car under deep strain. More than 100 people showed up for the system's first fully packed journey. They crowded into the little car, whose normal occupancy was 40, no doubt holding items for the refreshing swim they expected at City Island. The rail car made two curves before hell broke loose. On the third curve, it tilted and ripped through the superstructure, causing all the chairs in the car to dislodge and go flying. Then, because the track was laid on what the media deemed a "bed of dust," the car dug into the ground.
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