Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving, the first hardcover overview book on monorails in fifty years, is now available to easily order by using one of the options listed above.
Over two decades in the making, Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving includes 248 large 10x10" pages loaded with facts and beautiful color photography of monorails around the world.
What's inside? Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving begins with a primer on what monorail is, followed by compelling arguments for its advantages. Monorail’s rich and long history is next, along with a chapter of amazing monorails that were proposed or planned, yet never built. The heart of the book follows with two eye-opening chapters on the world’s current transit monorails. Gorgeous color photography captures monorail in a wide variety of environments, along with descriptions, data and alignment maps. The book ends with chapters on how monorail is built, the monorailists that promote them, and speculations on the future of monorail. Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving is the first hardbound book of its type in fifty years and is a must-have for anyone interested in rail transit. Do you know any monorail skeptics? Give them or show them this book.
The author, as described on the dust jacket:
Monorail Guru. That’s the title once given to author Kim A. Pedersen by Bob Gurr, the legendary Imagineer and designer of numerous sleek monorails for Walt Disney. Ironically, Pedersen’s first interest in monorails was thanks to Gurr’s iconic Buck Rogers-inspired Disneyland Mark I trains of 1959. They spurred his lifetime interest in monorails, and led him to found The Monorail Society in 1989. The Monorail Society has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Maker Magazine, Wired Magazine, Geek Magazine, Atlantic Magazine, LA Times, NY Times, US News, CNN and Fox News. Over two decades of research and travel to many of the world’s monorail systems has culminated in his writing of this book. Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving demonstrates monorail's abilities through stunning photography and with extensive information. Pedersen lives with his wife Carol in the rail-historic Niles District of Fremont in Northern California.