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F. B. Behr

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1899. Monorail at Brussels.
1899. Car.

Built an experimental monorail line in 1886 at Westminster.[1]

1894 Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Co decided to construct an experimental electrical monorail line based on Behr's scheme, for which the electrical equipment might be supplied by Siemens[2]

Behr erected a line in Brussels in time for the 1897 International Exhibition at Brussels. The line was commenced about October 1896, and was three miles long, a closed curve of elliptical form, or more strictly two short parallel lines united by two curves of about 540 yards radius.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineering Times 1899-1900 Jul-Jan.
  2. The Times, Jan 29, 1894