In 1901 in the town of Wuppertal, Germany the inhabitants build an amazing (both then and now) elevated train system that is called Schwebebahn. The system is 13 kilometers long and has 20 stations. There is a film taken in 1902 that shows the system in operation, preserved by MOMA:
The system is still in operation, as shown and described in these two videos:
The system carries 80,000 people (!) per day today, but not everyone is a fan:
This is not the only elevated train system in Germany. For example, here is the system at Dortmund University:
The same kind of H-Bahn elevated train can be found at the Düsseldorf International Airport:
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