Lartigue Monorail :: Shared Description

Listowel played a role in Irish railway history as it was the site of the world's first monorail operation. The Listowel and Ballybunion Railway was built to the Lartigue system, with a double-engined steam locomotive straddling an elevated rail. It connected the town with Ballybunion. Coaches, with a compartment on either side of the rail, had to be kept balanced. If a cow was being brought to market, two calves would be sent also, to balance it on the other side. The calves would then be returned, one on either side of the rail. In 2003, a 1000 m long replica of the original monorailway was opened.
by N Chadwick
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Q9834 : Lartigue Monorail by N Chadwick
Q9834 : Monorail & Museum by N Chadwick
Q9834 : Monorail & Museum by N Chadwick
Q9834 : Monorail by N Chadwick


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Created: Wed, 7 Nov 2018, Updated: Wed, 7 Nov 2018

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