The Niles Monorail History
Page Eight of Nine

Paul and I lift car two into place.

Skyler takes the almost-complete train out for his first drive.

Primer, then paint.

Stripe decor is applied. Inspiration for the design came from Seattle's Alweg trains. Stupid hat, huh?

Carol takes the Rob L. Stephens train out for a spin. The Niles Monorail has 36 pylons, 31 on the main loop. The guideway took up most of the five-year construction time. The entire length of the track is 299' 9". The total cost of track, train and associated hardware was $4,070.07, which works out to be $13.57 per foot. One mile of this type of monorail would cost you $71,649.60, a bargain by today's standards!

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