Todd Glickman

Friday, August 16, 2013

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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.

This month’s presentation will be given by Todd Glickman, long-time ERA member, WCBS Newsradio 880 meteorologist and instructor at the Seashore Trolley Museum. Todd’s show will focus on the transit systems of Taiwan, China, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. He’ll also have a few surprises from a recent trip to Europe. Please join us for an entertaining evening of “Transit and Weather Together.”

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