If it weren't for the wear and obvious age of the cars and elevated tracks, you'd be forgiven for judging the Tokyo Monorail as futuristic and technologically marvelous. And even if the big, big city is old hat, it's hard not to be moved by that ride - but what's holding up the 51-year-old inverted anachronism?
This short clip was shot from an elevated walkway approximately 15 feet (4.5 m) above ground, which places the Tama Monorail’s track roughly 50 feet (15 m) in the air. Trains in the sky totally look like the future came early.
If you have landed or departed from Tokyo International Airport (A.K.A., Haneda Airport), you might have taken Tokyo Monorail. Tokyo Monorail started operation 50 years ago, in 1964. It was the year of the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, and since then, it has been one of the main accesses to get to Tokyo International Airport.