It’s not the Lisa Marie and it’s not the Hound Dog II, both of which were in top condition and on auction in 2015. It’s a third Elvis jet that had been sitting on an airport tarmac for the last 35 years in Roswell, NM. Sold recently for $430,000.
I saw this picture yesterday at Seattle’s MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry). The caption said that the monorail was constructed in 1911 of wood and ran through the “tidal flats” of Seattle. Not much is known of it, though Lyle Zapato dredges up a bit in “Carpetbagging Monorailists: A Cascadian Tradition.”
Click Here For Large (1353 x 1200 Pixels) In an issue of LIFE magazine from October 30, 1939 that I have is a great cutaway drawing of Admiral Byrd’s snow cruiser. Admiral Byrd was a naval officer who was the first person to reach the North and South Poles by air. At 55 feet […]
Found today in Boing Boing! In 1906, a farmers J.W. and E.C. Fawkes formed the Aerial Trolley Company Co., Inc. and put a monorail-like trolley in their Burbank farm. Is this real-life steampunk? I believe so. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the utter coolness of even the company name, Aerial Trolley Company […]
Sky buckets, gondolas, sky-trams–technically, aerial tramways–are the most visible invisible transport around. Contrast the Disneyland Matterhorn tramway from the 1950s… With the real aerial tramway at Zermatt, Switzerland–also the Matterhorn…