• Created Date
  • ca. 1980
  • Description
  • On verso: Seattle Monorail ca. 1980The Century 21 Exposition took place between April 21 and October 21, 1962 and is also known as the Seattle World's Fair."The trip from downtown Seattle to the fairgrounds, a distance of 1.2 miles, takes 95 seconds aboard one of the two high-speed Monorail trains installed for the Seattle World's Fair. At either end--on the fairgrounds and at the Westlake Mall--the plastic-roofed terminals, at track level, ar... more
    On verso: Seattle Monorail ca. 1980The Century 21 Exposition took place between April 21 and October 21, 1962 and is also known as the Seattle World's Fair."The trip from downtown Seattle to the fairgrounds, a distance of 1.2 miles, takes 95 seconds aboard one of the two high-speed Monorail trains installed for the Seattle World's Fair. At either end--on the fairgrounds and at the Westlake Mall--the plastic-roofed terminals, at track level, are served by inclined moving sidewalks known as 'speed ramps' … The cars are made of light-metal alloys and weight about 20,000 pounds empty. They are powered by General Electric 32-volt, 6,500-rpm electric motors, which will permit speeds over 70 miles an hour on the straight run. The cars ride on rubber tires." (Century 21 Exposition. (1962). Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 141)Filed in: Seattle--Century 21--Monorail. less
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    photograph
    8 x 10 in.
    Scanned from a photograph using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 120 dpi in JPEG for1mat at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004