'Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving,' a Hardbound, Comprehensive Rail Book like No Other

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A new book published by The Monorail Society LLC proves monorail is not just a theme park ride or a silly cartoon joke. 248 colorful and large 10"x10" pages explain monorail, its history and lavishly illustrate the surprising number of transit monorails operating around the world.

Monorails Book, proving they're not just a theme park ride

'Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving' hardbound, 248-page book

The hard cover, quality of the pages, along with the expert layout is better than that of many railfan books.

When many people hear the word MONORAIL, a theme park ride may come to mind, or even a silly cartoon. Despite those perceptions, each day monorails safely and efficiently carry hundreds of thousands of passengers in non-entertainment transit applications. 'Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving' delves into the topic, more than any other book has to date.

There are thousands of books dedicated to rail, mostly about so-called 'conventional' two-rail systems. Now there's a comprehensive, encyclopedic-like book dedicated to monorails. Positive reviews are coming from the book's first buyers. B. Leabow states "I can see all the time put into producing such a great book and history of Monorail transportation. The hard cover, quality of the pages, along with the expert layout is better than that of many railfan books." After receiving his copy, long-time railfan J. Horecka said, "The author has produced something wonderful here. I totally dig the fantastic photographs throughout."

'Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving' begins with a primer on what monorail is, along with some compelling advantages. Monorail's rich and long history is next, along with a chapter of amazing monorails that were once proposed or planned, yet never built. The heart of the 248-page book follows with an eye-opening, two-chapter list of the world's transit monorails. Gorgeous color photography captures monorail in a wide variety of environments, along with descriptions and data. The book ends with chapters on how monorail is constructed, 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 kind and is a must-have for anyone interested in rail or rail transit, young or old. Author Pedersen believes libraries will adopt the book as the preferred reference book on the topic.

'Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving' by Kim A Pedersen is available for purchase through The Monorail Society Store, Amazon.com and eBay.com.

Monorail Guru is 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. Those rocket-like trains 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 a quarter century of research and travel to many of the world’s monorail systems has culminated in his writing of 'Monorails: Trains of the Future-Now Arriving.' Pedersen lives with his wife Carol in the rail-historic Niles District of Fremont in Northern California.

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