This second post deals with man's impulse to cram himself in tubes, and propel them through tight tunnels.
|This circa 1960 illustration shows the vertical integration principle again, but is also obviously influenced by the Space Race with what look like horizontal passenger ICBMs.|
|More rockets in tubes, but with the addition of a people mover system, a suspended monorail, and a elevated rail line.|
|A Soviet jet powered underground train. Were they planning on having on-board Oxygen?|
|Really glad they worked out the details on this one so well!|
|Another fantastic Shigeru Komatsuzaki illustration of an undersea tunnel monorail with conventional rail below.|
The Tubes Don't Have to be Underground:
|Our friend Mr. Komatsuzaki again, with the ultimate form of ring toss.|
|Those Soviets again, better watch your keys and other small metal objects.|
|Despite the fact we are in Earth orbit here, notice the conventional tracks.|
Looks like Kato N-Scale running on Code 100 rail!
|A space rail gun. Sign me up!|
|Shigeru again, with a cable suspended monorail to the moon.|
|Fitting to end this post with Jules Verne, and sort of like a Coco-Puffs train in space.|
For an earlier post on the subway as sardine tin, go here.