Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902


Construction on the actual Schwebebahn began in 1898, overseen by the government’s master builder, Wilhelm Feldmann. On 24 October 1900, Emperor Wilhelm II participated in a monorail trial run.

In 1901 the railway came into operation. It opened in sections: the line from Kluse to Zoo/Stadion opened on 1 March, the line to the western terminus at Vohwinkel opened on 24 May, while the line to the eastern terminus at Oberbarmen did not open until 27 June 1903. Around 19,200 tonnes of steel were used to produce the supporting frame and the stations. The construction cost 16 million gold marks. The railway was closed owing to severe damage during World War II, but reopened as early as 1946.

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902

Flying Train "Wuppertal Schwebebahn" in Germany, 1902

Flying Train “Wuppertal Schwebebahn” in Germany, 1902


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