Ivan Elmanov

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Ivan Kirillovich Elmanov (Russian: Иван Кириллович Эльманов) was a Russian inventor. In 1820 in Myachkovo village, near Moscow he built a kind of monorail described as «the road on pillars».[1] The single «rail» was made of timber balks laying above the pillars. The wheels were set on this «wooden rail», while the horse-driven carriage had a sled on its top.[1] This construction is considered to be the first known monorail in the world.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Izmerov, Oleg. "The Unknown Russian Monorail". izmerov.narod.ru. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  2. ^ «Пассажирские монорельсовые дороги», В. В. Чиркин, О. С. Петренко, А. С. Михайлов, Ю. М. Галонен. М., «Машиностроение», 1969 г., 240 с.