The Anderbad Express, a rapid-transit monotrain, features prominently in The Perils of Penelope.

International Rescue agents Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward and Sir Jeremy Hodge travel aboard the Express's overnight service, in their quest to locate Sir Jeremy's missing colleague, Professor Borender.

Monotrain InteriorsEdit

The RouteEdit

After departing Paris, the Anderbad Express travels through mountainous regions. To reach its ultimate destination of Anderbad, it must pass through a massive man-made tunnel...

Monotrain StaffEdit

The onboard staff included attendant Alfred and a waiter, seen in the dining car.

Monotrain PassengersEdit


Other Appearances (Isn't That ?)Edit

The Second ExpressEdit

After Penelope and Sir Jeremy were kidnapped by the evil Doctor Godber, deep within the Anderbad Tunnel, she was tied to a ladder and lowered directly into the path of the next Anderbad Express - to force Sir Jeremy and the also-kidnapped Borender to reveal secrets of their latest scientific discovery...

Cutaway DrawingsEdit

As far as is known, only two cutaway drawings of the Monotrains exist. Both were illustrated by Graham Bleathman. The first appeared in a Redan comic, and the other featured in the Haynes Thunderbirds manual.

Main article: History of the Cutaway Drawings (Classic Thunderbirds)
Monorail (cutaway) Fleetway

Fleetway edition

Haynes Monotrain

Haynes edition