Kuala Lumpur Monorail - a Photo
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Here are three of the colorful two-car trains of KL
Monorail. The maintenance bay is an efficient arrangement, designed
for easy access to all parts of the trains.
Bogies can be lowered from beneath the train on the blue section
of beam in the background, then rotated and rolled out onto the
steel beam in the foreground. Mechanics are able to easily reach
any part of the Seattle Alweg-derived bogie.
Drivers have an elegant, yet simple control panel to
monitor as they pilot trains along the 8.6 km route.
We were granted the rare privilege of riding KL Monorail
with the driver along the entire route from end to end.
Once again we have a monorail following a river, as
several before have done. This was first pioneered by the 1901 Wuppertal Schwebebahn.
photograph by David M. Ice
After crossing the Kelang River, the monorail negotiates
between several modern skyscrapers of the Maharajalela district.
The majority of the monorail trains have advertising purchased
by Malaysia Airlines. The airline's destinations are depicted
in colorful ways, as this dragon highlights their service to China.
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