1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

MONORAIL 

Two-car trains circle the Lake Amusement Area 40 feet in the air in the latest refinement of a concept that has been called the transportation idea of the future. On the World's Fair monorail, built by American Machine & Foundry Company, trains ride below the track, suspended from overhead power units with rubber tires. The route is a loop 4,000 feet long, with three trains traveling in one direction while four others travel in the opposite direction on a parallel track. The loading platform, reached by escalator, is halfway up a terminal building that has an arched base and an inverted arch for a roof. The eight-minute monorail ride provides a spectacular view of the Fair and offers photographers many unusual angel shots from the panoramic windows.
* Admission: 80 cents.
* Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

MONORAIL

Futuristic two-car trains circle the Lake Area 40 feet up, providing spectacular views.

The monorail takes passengers on a leisurely ride over a three-quarter-mile route. Hanging from rubber-tired power units that travel on an overhead rail, three trains run in one direction and four in the other, on parallel tracks.

Admission: adults, 80 cents; children, 60 cents. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The AMF Monorail: sleek, quiet, efficient mass transit and a Space Age technology that went nowhere. Read about its design and operation, enjoy items from the Randy Lambertus collection of AMF Monorail memorabilia and learn the fate of AMF Monorail Car #4

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