• Not on view

Look, it’s a flying train! Well, it only looks like it’s flying. That’s because the train track is on top of the train car, instead of at the bottom. In 1901 people in Wuppertal, Germany, started using this train, called the Schwebebahn (which means “suspension railway”) to get around. It still runs today! Imagine you’re riding this train—what are some things you notice in the city?

Kids label from 2022
Digital preservation of 35mm film, derived from 68mm film (black and white, silent)
2 min. at 30 fps
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1939
Object number
  • American Mutoscope and Biograph Company has 606 works online.
  • Deutsche Mutoskop und Biograph G.m.b.H. has 2 works online.

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