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Encyclopedia > Meigs Elevated Railway

The Meigs Elevated Railway was an experimental steam-powered monorail invented by Joe V. Meigs of Lowell, Massachusetts, built in 1886 in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was built on land abutting Bridge Street, now Monsignor O'Brien Highway (Route 28). A steam engine is a heat engine that makes use of the potential energy that exists as pressure in steam, converting it to mechanical work. ... The Walt Disney World Monorail A monorail is a metro or railroad with a track consisting of a single rail (actually a beam), as opposed to the traditional track with two parallel rails. ... Ruins of abandoned mill along the Merrimack River in downtown Lowell Lowell is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 _ Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...

External links

  • Oddities - MEIGS ELEVATED RAILWAY (http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/odmeig.Html)
  • Article from Boston Globe, 1992 (http://www.trainnet.org/Libraries/Lib003/MEIGS.TXT)



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