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The short test track was built over a railroad line near Glasgow, Scotland. Two electrically-powered propellers delivered 240 horsepower in a short burst for acceleration to the cruise speed of 160 kph.

Monorail

Prototype ran in Milngavie Scotland in the Bennie ran out of money in The line was scrapped sometime in the but the carriage house still stands along with a commemorative plaque.

George Bennie Rail Plane - Yahoo Image Search Results

The Bennie Railplane, 1929

The REAL flying Scotsman: The 120mph propeller-driven 'Railplane' that ferried commuters to work in 1930s Glasgow (shame the idea never took off)

The REAL flying Scotsman: The 120mph propeller-driven 'Railplane' that ferried commuters to work in 1930s Glasgow (shame the idea never took off)

The REAL flying Scotsman: The propeller-driven 'Railplane' that ferried commuters to work in Glasgow (shame the idea never took off)

Dark Roasted Blend: DRB Pic of the Day: Propeller-driven "The Bennie Railplane"

funding for further development and went bankrupt in The line was demolished for scrap in the

Propeller-driven "The Bennie Railplane" - "The short test track was built over a railroad line near Glasgow, Scotland. Two electrically-powered propellers delivered 240 horsepower in a short burst for acceleration to the cruise speed of 160 kph. There were plans for a high-speed link between London and Paris, with a seaplane to carry passengers across the English Channel, but the grave economic difficulties of the 1930's doomed the Railplane from the start."

Dark Roasted Blend: DRB Pic of the Day: Propeller-driven "The Bennie Railplane"

A "Schienenzeppelin"...

HANNOVER This is the Schienenzeppelin (“Rail dirigible”). “ The railcar was built at the beginning of 1930 in the Hannover-Leinhausen works of the German Imperial Railway “Deutsche Reichsbahn” company. As originally built it had two conjoined BMW IV.

This Crazy Propeller-Driven Hanging Monorail Was Once Considered the Future Of Commuting

This Crazy Propeller-Driven Hanging Monorail Was Once Considered the Future Of Commuting

The Bennie Railplane Monoplane - Gear Wheels Online Motoring Magazine

George Bennie Railplane

Sepia postcard insc: 'The "George Bennie" railplane in full operation at Milngavie, near Glasgow - picture shows car stopping at station.

The Bennie monorail structure in the 1950's (in abandoned condition)

The Bennie monorail structure in the (in abandoned condition)

A prototype ran over a 130-yard (120 m) line at Milngavie near Glasgow, Scotland in the 1930s, but Bennie was never able to secure funding for further development and went bankrupt in 1937. The line was demolished for scrap in the 1950s.

The Bennie Railplane Monoplane - Gear Wheels Online Motoring Magazine. The George Bennie Railplane/Monorail, Milngavie near Glasgow, was something I heard about growing up but never saw any evidence of.

I wish I had one of these.

The Douglas Self Site, sail locomotive, Sail on The Railways

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