The Tiny Monorails That Once Carried James Bond

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    Tom Scott

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    The Roadmachines Mono-Rail may have been the only truly useful, fit-for-purpose monorail in the world. Of the hundreds that were built, most were never meant for passengers. But they did carry a couple of famous people in their time, including a certain secret agent...
    Thank you to the staff and volunteers at the Amberley Museum - Harry and Gerry in particular - for running the monorail specially, and letting me film! The Amberley Museum is a massive industrial heritage museum in the South Downs, and you can find out more about them here: www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/
    There are lots more videos of Amberley's rail vehicles at the volunteers' channel here: cscodes.info/white/MHTdXU7cfBdNBzdVkgaIrQ.html
    My research is heavily based on David Voice's "Mono-Rail: The History of the Industrial Monorails Made By Road Machines Ltd., Metalair Ltd and Rail Machines Ltd", ISBN 1874422877, available from Adam Gordon Books: www.ahgbooks.com/index.php/product/mono-rail/
    Thanks to Derry Faux-Nightingale for the initial idea!
    The Tanat Valley Railway in Nantmawr is the home for the Richard Morris collection, more than seventy surviving Roadmachines Mono-Rails: www.tanatvalleyrailway.co.uk/monorail
    Also a helpful resource:
    www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/16/Monorail.htm
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

Thanks to the Amberley Museum staff and volunteers team for letting me film their monorail! There's another James Bond connection at the site, too: the entrance to Main Strike Mine in A View To A Kill was filmed there, and some of the prop signs are still up!

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William Morgan
William Morgan

I’ve been here so many times and seen all of these

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Lonnie Santrock
Lonnie Santrock

Excuse the pun but you mentioned the right tool for the job well that describes you to a T

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James Woolven
James Woolven

I was there watching them film the mineshaft entrance scenes for View to a Kill, looking down from the edge of what was then Amberley Chalk Pit museum. They even had the blimp fly over.

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Martin Sto
Martin Sto

monorails are also a form of transport for the desert. the example the lafayette monorailway, now thats Two ways a monorail is best at.

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A little bit of everything.
A little bit of everything.

Just to tell you it is petrol

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Dominic Amann
Dominic Amann

There was also a french monorail system for trench railways in war time, that was even simpler and faster to setup. The wagons were pushed by hand

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L. Schmidt
L. Schmidt

You could argue, that even for this job the monorail was unfit in the long run, seeing as it was replaced by tower cranes and site trucks.

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TriGogglin
TriGogglin

Very good this, well done mate.

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Pocketfarmer1
Pocketfarmer1

I saw a bunch of them in use in small mountainous farms in Japan around 2010.

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Romain Dubuis
Romain Dubuis

In the wine yard next to Lake Geneva there are also monorails that can go uphill to carry grapes in that very steep region. The monorail goes over the small trees, build like a snake... Sometimes it's really steep!

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Anthony Burke
Anthony Burke

They use them on the continent for agricultural activity

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Trevor Hammonds
Trevor Hammonds

Your argument that proof that monorails are a bad idea is that they are not in use is false. Monorails are extensively used in Asia and elsewhere in the world. Because transit planners in Europe and North America have not even considered monorail for most projects is not proof of anything other than a lack of forethought. Monorail also is less costly than an elevated light rail system.

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Miss Informed
Miss Informed

Don't they have monorail systems on steep hillside vineyards in Germany (Mosel) as well? I thought I have seen them there. Are they comparable? What do you think of those?

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IsiahTomas
IsiahTomas

Maybe if they just converted to stereorails, then this predicament wouldn't exist.

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Chris Kelly
Chris Kelly

‘...and that’s why you see these monorails at every building site in the wor....’. i guess one day in the future we will be doing this with iphones

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Ethan
Ethan

who'd have thought something so prevalently used on passenger work, it thrives in the hustle and bustle of industry

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Max S.
Max S.

It's assumed that monorails are taken more seriously in Asia than in the west is because Disney using them gave them a "silly amusement park machine"-image. Also, the fate of the Transrapid (Maglev-Monorail) didn't help.

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mipmip
mipmip

did the james bond version use a diesel engine? would be a noisy set!

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mipmip
mipmip

1:23 that's quite a focal lenght! how do you even know you're in the shot correctly at that distance

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mipmip
mipmip

*length

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wayne h
wayne h

Did you say you were going to do a video on modern construction site logistics and solutions?

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Phill
Phill

Well, sir, there's nothing on earth Like a genuine, bona fide Electrified, six-car monorail What'd I say?

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Jacob Thomas
Jacob Thomas

god i love amberley museum

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Liam Kennedy
Liam Kennedy

Monorails will always be a cool idea and if there is one I'll make an excuse to ride one

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Cargo_Vroom
Cargo_Vroom

An amazing number of videos have Tom addressing the camera while a train comes up behind at the right moment.

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Riley Carpenter
Riley Carpenter

Content

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chuck voss
chuck voss

Most interesting idea. New one for Texas. :-)

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Handy ManR
Handy ManR

The camera angle downhill bothers me Tom. I give it 2 stars.

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Alexander Stelmach
Alexander Stelmach

There's one of these monorails going up Mount Hallasan on Jeju island, South Korea. Definitely a neat piece of tech.

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Johnny Carcinogen
Johnny Carcinogen

Idk - I'm not in construction, but this (or a modernized version) seems like it'd work well at construction & other kinds of sites with lots of mud & stuff where trucks & even wheelbarrows could get messy and bogged down.

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Johnny Carcinogen
Johnny Carcinogen

Monorail. Monorail. Monorail.

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DiamondSamurai0
DiamondSamurai0

I have seen these before ther cool

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schnee snow
schnee snow

SUOMI PERKELE

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furenaef
furenaef

Cliffs Mono= One Rail=Rail

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TastyBusiness
TastyBusiness

"I hear those things are awfully loud" Well, now I see where they got that. :P

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Bruce MacGlynn
Bruce MacGlynn

Interesting. Been thinking about this constantly since your last video. wondering about some sort of feasibility and modern day use ever since. I'm sure something will come up. The most often thought is on a piece of large personal property, whether that be business or residential.

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Kangoo Tom
Kangoo Tom

Why is the Schwebebahn in Wuppertal a bad idea? It's running for 120 years and is the most important public transport in the city. The only reason you are enthusiastic about this crappy machine in the video, because it is located in the UK.

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Cyberwolf
Cyberwolf

so do all monorail enthusiasts go to Alton towers to ride on the monorail?

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Just Another Brit
Just Another Brit

I like Monorails. Especially the one at Chester Zoo!

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Stephen Little
Stephen Little

Just to let you know they had one of those building one of the tunnels on the Dawlish to Teignmouth stretch. And I was in my 20's when we used one on a building site to clear mud away for my electrical cable. I am now 68. As of yesterday.

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PITT LORD
PITT LORD

Happy birthday for 6 days ago

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Fastertrack
Fastertrack

Curious how do you get the permission for making videos of this sort of thing and in this case to set the monorail 🚝 running?

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Pfalzgraf
Pfalzgraf

I am no enthusiast - however, one other good use of monorails is very similar to this, just more permanent: steep vineyards (e.g. in the Mosel and Neckar valley in Germany)

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Bendy Fish
Bendy Fish

there is absolutely no way i'm believing that in the history of that work monorail, someone has never rode in it

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Sherwin Binarao
Sherwin Binarao

Why do I feel like that as you go through the video, the way Tom speaks get faster and faster. 😭

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Mech-E
Mech-E

There are other companies that make these still. They use them in mountainous agriculture

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Edward Varby
Edward Varby

Actually, such monorails are still made & used in asia. Monotec is a manufacturer, for example. They're mostly used for agriculture in steep locations, I think. I didn't know they had ever been used in construction, or Bond. Informative video.

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Mustang Flyer
Mustang Flyer

Monorail! Monorail! Monorail!

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Gabriele V.
Gabriele V.

Lego 6399 and Lego 6990 owners and fans: angry noises

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commonnerfer
commonnerfer

I get what your saying but In places like Florida you dig underground to make a subway you hit water. Then the constant threat of flooding from hurricanes make monorails a safer endeavor than subways.

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JetSetDiva
JetSetDiva

If there was one of these in HO scale I would totally create a mini-layout with it. Especially if it would just go back and forth all day.

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bistromathics6
bistromathics6

Can't get the book from the ahgbooks website, I believe because it isn't set up to deal with international shipping (to the U.S.). A used copy of the book is available on Amazon right now for $103.99. Or I could wait for the right time of day, and call ahgbooks up to try to set up the sale and delivery...meh

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Hayden Biggs
Hayden Biggs

this video is backed up by the simpsons episode

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Peter N
Peter N

Mono means One.

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VolkswagenT25.com
VolkswagenT25.com

Worth noting if it hasn’t been mentioned already that lots of scenes from A View To A Kill were filmed at Amberley Museum as well.

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GHILLIE7566
GHILLIE7566

Cool

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Natø
Natø

I wanna ride one home from the pub!

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cam acaze
cam acaze

fun fact there is a monorail at a parrk called moss bank park, bolton

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CL0WN
CL0WN

"the last time I said that, Springfield got angry"

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Pa da
Pa da

I like how the thumbnail makes it look like a miniature model.

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Ally W
Ally W

Poor George Takei

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nopenopenope
nopenopenope

Saw some of these in Tuscany, Italy. Really fascinating

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dic thunders
dic thunders

What technology replaced the wheelbarrow monorail? My guess is a conveyor belt system.

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Holm Reuter
Holm Reuter

Not sure where you got the information that Wuppertal suspended it's Monorail system. It's still in use and most infamous for once accidentely dropping a live elephant into the river below in an stupid attempt to make a huge event together with the local zoo.

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Akeldama
Akeldama

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johannes lidenberg
johannes lidenberg

Just that everyone uses something, or that people do not use something. Is not evidence of something being good or bad... Love your videos, but that logic is flawed

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Reviewnimation
Reviewnimation

Well, sir, there's nothing on earth Like a genuine, bona fide Electrified, six-car monorail What'd I say?

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vincent vegamas
vincent vegamas

So then, Mono means - one and Rail means - rail.

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CIRCLE•
CIRCLE•

Is there a chance the track could bend?...

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Mr. Hat
Mr. Hat

There is a possibility but the tourque required to do so would probably not be able to be produced by the cart

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brndnhghs
brndnhghs

so dope!

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Oliver Worley
Oliver Worley

I can smell this video.

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Julian Ackerman
Julian Ackerman

i will say yes, but no, to your views on monorail. i find them vastly superior over other forms of elevated rail and metro when there are space concerns, as they are the cheapest form of elevated rail, although technically, the cheapest form of mass transit thats elevated are aerial tramways. in my own city, for example, i find monorail to be the best solution, as we have no rail based public transport and are on of the largest in the US without it, but another Ohio city, like Akron, could actually work with a decent streetcar system, and even though im against Light rail, im still open to look into where it could actually work. you, like many, seem to just not like looking at where it could be practical, period. and while you do make excellent videos, and i woulld recomend going to the Metrocable in Medillin, Columbia, if you havent already, i do have to just say that EACH form of transit has its place, even cable cars, and monorails

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TheRABIDdude
TheRABIDdude

"Monorails are almost always bad ideas." The moment you realise Simpsons teaches genuine life lessons.

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Guy Incognito
Guy Incognito

🎶 THERE'S NOTHING ON EARTH LIKE A GENUINE, BONA FIDE ELECTRIFIED, SIX-CAR MONORAIL 🎶

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Swaffle
Swaffle

MONORAAAIL MONORAAAAAAAAAIL

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De Dion-Bouton
De Dion-Bouton

I like how the monorail is slowly creeping up towards Tom Scott.

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Thomas Myles
Thomas Myles

I heard those things are awfully loud?

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Nick Young
Nick Young

I've learned more from this guy than from anyone else

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Dragoneta Slayer
Dragoneta Slayer

I was at Disney when there was a late night accident where the driver and most of the few passengers died due to a miscommunication and the next day I heard someone explain it to her son as the sky train had a booboo

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Existey
Existey

Rock approves

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Sam Oldfield
Sam Oldfield

I'll give you an argument you haven't considered, the original hovertrain, not a maglev, but a cross between a train and a hovercraft. This could achieve 720kph using a jet engine, but required a large flat single track to operate.

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TheDroidBay
TheDroidBay

A lot of your recent videos seem a bit muffled, like they are missing the treble.

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TheNumberOneD
TheNumberOneD

Seattle wants a word. The monorail is the transportation for the future since 1960.

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Joe Blow
Joe Blow

Guess our cities 12 Billion $ monorail is a joke to you ! When we make the final payment, the Nigerian Prince is going to ship it to our city.

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Just Paul!
Just Paul!

As a kid I used to love riding on the Monorail that runs throughout the Minnesota Zoo. I can understand that it's not practicle for much beyond tourist places as a gimmick, but I still have fond memories of school trips to the Zoo.

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Parker Blair
Parker Blair

1:20 Thank you for keeping your attention on us Tom

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notproplayer 3
notproplayer 3

Monorails such as this one are used in quite a few vineyards.

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Mickey412
Mickey412

monorail, monorail, monorail...

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krisselissan
krisselissan

A monorail to transport fish is the most Finnish thing I’ve ever heard about

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Thomas Zampino
Thomas Zampino

I think Disney’s utilization of the monorail is a good example of practical utilization

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Shipwright1918
Shipwright1918

Ougt to have a look at the Listowel and Ballybunion railway. Similar idea, but powered by steam, had to balance passengers and goods to make it work.

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Carlijn Duisters
Carlijn Duisters

I had to pause the video and laugh for a bit after hearing the phrase “got angry e-mails from monorail enthusiasts”

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John Van Boolen
John Van Boolen

Hi Tom, an interesting video, I noticed you included footage of the Mono- Rail in Wuppertal in Germany, I did take a ride on this, a real feat of engineering, built around 1900 I think, Thanks for the videos jv

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Greyhood
Greyhood

There is a monorail still active in Mumbai

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Nero Keita
Nero Keita

R.I.P Sean Connery

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Taffy Adam
Taffy Adam

monorail monorail monorail

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Robert Hemsley
Robert Hemsley

CHECK OUT THE CINQUE TERRE GRAPE MONORAIL FOR BEST USE CASE

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MAGICLEO 01
MAGICLEO 01

F in the chat for Sean

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Flavius Julius Nepos
Flavius Julius Nepos

F

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Zebady999
Zebady999

there is a monorail in okinawa that i dont remeber having a problem on

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Nicholas Hibshman
Nicholas Hibshman

Angry monorail enthusiast noises

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Johann GALLAND
Johann GALLAND

When you think you can't learn anything more today, you stumble upon a Tom Scott's video talking about monorails... I love life ! 😆😁❤

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Teo 99
Teo 99

2:05 RIP Sir Sean Connery, the original.

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Waggsmith YTP
Waggsmith YTP

Rip Sir. Sean Connery

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Holy Khan
Holy Khan

There is an interesting philosophical point to be made here, too. Some things are good, but not suitable in most applications. Except for one, and and that place it does a really good job. It may even be made just for that place. It doesn't make the thing not good that it's not useful in most places. It just needs its niche. Like the toucan bird from Angry Birds. Or a fireman's pole in a multi-story building. Or sex.

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Anthony Zang
Anthony Zang

"monorails are impractical and expensive because they need to elevated" * Laughs in British Columbian (Canadian) skytrains *

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GroovyVideo2
GroovyVideo2

monorails are Great - better all around- much cheaper- quieter - Faster

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