Day! First Images, first impressions
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Pictures and commentary
by Kim Pedersen (except where noted)
MESSAGE FOR LIGHT RAILERS...
For those of you that want us to "make nice"
to everybody, my apologies.
The interior of the so-called Borg Train. The M-VI
doesn't take many people to make the car feel "cramped,"
but most of the time trains had more space. No walk-through however,
you are committed to the car you select. Note the security camera,
two are in each car.
At opening, four trains have been sponsored by commercial
entities. Here's the interior of the Monster Drink train. Cabin
design is modern and appealing. Air conditioning was excellent,
even with crush loads on 100+ degrees Fahrenheit days of the desert.
Thursday morning, July 15, 2004. This is only some
of the Monorail Society members that came as far away as Florida
for the special day. Photograph is courtesy of TMS member Christine
Vassilakos. Shortly after this image was taken, we headed
out on our first ride. Some were delayed because of the press
requests for interviews...a good thing! Press coverage of the
event has also been spectacular for the Monorail Society. Thanks
Las Vegas Monorail!
David M. Ice, Karl Buiter and Pat O'Doul point lenses from the MGM parking lot. David's friend Paul had
the honors of being crew for the day, with tripod and drink carrying
There are nine trains currently, and five of them didn't
have sponsors. This is the curve around the MGM pedestrian bridge,
which leads to the pool area (formerly a theme park area).
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