The Wuppertal Schwebebahn

Earlier this year, MoMA released film shot in 1902 from a suspended railway system in the German city of Wuppertal. The footage has since been color corrected and upscaled to 4K by YouTube user Denis Shiryaev, making it look like it was shot in present day.

The Wuppertal Schwebebahn is the oldest electric elevated monorail in the world, and, remarkably, is still in daily operation.

Related: the story of Tuffi the elephant, who leapt out of the Schwebebahn into the river below in 1950 after a publicity stunt went wrong. (Don’t worry, she survived!)

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