Novel ideas

Railroads developed intensively in the second half of the 19th century. Designers attempted to outstrip one another presenting new ideas and faster, larger and safer steam locomotives. In addition, they continued work to invent alternative sources of power to steam. In parallel completely new solutions for railway transport appeared.


Nowadays, such solutions are referred to as unconventional.

Cog railway

Over the ground

Propeller trains

Atmospheric railway

Pneumatic railway

Straddle-type railway

Ground effect trains

Magnetic levitation trains

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