APTA Expo 2002 - Las Vegas Convention
a photo diary by Kim Pedersen
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Aerobus had a nice display of their suspended monorail system.
They assure us they will send us lots of pictures of the system
they are prepearing to build in China.
Larry Guise of Michelin explains some of the features of their
monorail/subway/peoplemover tires to Rodney. Monorail technology
not only continues to evolve, but subparts such as tire technology
advance as well. Larry explained how minor changes in tread design
reduce noise levels.
A nice surprise was on display by Bombardier. The first MVI
for the Las Vegas Monorail system was trucked all the way from
the Bombardier facility in Kingston, Canada. This is no mock up
friends, it's the real deal.
While there are similarities to the Mark VI trains of Walt
Disney World, major changes have been made to both the car design
and the suspension system.
One neat design element has been added strictly for looks
on the skirts. They told me these are called "warp lights."
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