Seattle Center Monorail

Seattle, WA

47.611888, -122.336804

Opened: 24 March 1962

This monorail was originally built by the German Alweg Company to connect downtown Seattle to the Century 21 World's Fair grounds. The guideway is composed of 70-foot prestressed concrete beams and runs just under one mile. There are two articulated trainsets that run on 700 volts DC supplied through contact rails on the guideway beams. A major refurbishment was completed in 2011.

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Downtown terminus
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Entrance sign
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Rail
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Macy's
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Westlake Center
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Ground entrance
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Car
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Boarding
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Boarding
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Interior
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Interior
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Westbound (video)
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Arriving at Seattle Center
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Operator
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Front of car
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Front of car
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Seattle Center terminus
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Red car
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Bumper
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Maintenance
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Maintenance
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Seattle Center terminal entrance
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Deferred major maintenance project
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Monorail
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Monorail tracks into Seattle Center
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Monorail tracks
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First commercial monorail plaque
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Arriving at Seattle Center (video)
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Maintenance shop
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Maintenance shop
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Driver controls

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