Sentosa Monorail Car Barn
Sentosa is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some five million people a year. Sentosa Monorail operated several 16-car, non-air conditioned trains in a unidirectional counter-clockwise single loop through seven stations located around the western half of the island. Note that the rail on the left loops up to meet the main line at the top of this image of the original car barn. At the bottom of the image, the rail joins a transfer table to switch trains to various tracks in the barn. There’s even a train wash! Due to the rapid modernization of the island, maintenance problems, increasing costs, and declining popularity as visitors started complaining that the ride was slow and uncomfortable, the Sentosa Monorail ceased operations on March 16, 2005 to make way for the new four-station Sentosa Express monorail.
NYCSubway.org photo by Todd Glickman (February 23, 1999)