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      08-24-2020 02:25 AM #1
      Wuppertaler Schwebebahn (Wuppertal Suspension Railway)

      Good old German and American engineering. German engineering for the train. American engineering for the film (Biograph’s proprietary 68mm)

      Superb video quality!!!


      This thing is still running...


      Upscaled to 4K;
      FPS boosted to 60 frames per second
      Stabilized
      Colorized
      .
      .
      profit!!


      Make it VR then i can pretend I am taking the train in 1902!!
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      08-24-2020 04:14 AM #2
      Wuppertal is only an hour or so away from me. The Schwebebahn is pretty cool. I've never ridden in it, tho. Love those upscaled recordings from 1902!!
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      08-24-2020 08:07 AM #3
      I rode this exact Schwebebahn in 1989 when I was an exchange student living in Wulfrath, Germany. Never thought I'd see this on TCL!

      And putting aside the old memories....it's amazing that this floating train was designed and built in the late 1800s. It must have been an absolutely breathtaking technological wonder for its time.

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      08-24-2020 09:46 AM #4
      I saw the MOMA video recently, but I had absolutely no idea that train was still running! I had just assumed that WWI or II had wiped it out. Perhaps as the video suggests the reason it "worked" was because of topography and that is why it survived the wars, too.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dr.AK View Post
      Wuppertal is only an hour or so away from me. The Schwebebahn is pretty cool. I've never ridden in it, tho. Love those upscaled recordings from 1902!!
      I'm not overly surprised. We tend to eschew the landmarks and tourist traps close to us. I'd love to ride that thing, though. I didn't even know of its existence until very recently.

      I live very close to Louisville, but I've never been to the Kentucky Derby and the only time I went to the track was when we started our business and the bank was schmoozing us to get our business. I've only been there otherwise to deal with the Derby Museum (who was a customer of ours) and once for an autocross in the back parking lot!
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