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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 Interiors

The Route

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 staff and passengers


Other Appearances (Isn't That ?)

The Second Express

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 Drawings

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

As far as is known, at least three cutaway drawings of the Monotrains exist. All were illustrated by Graham Bleathman. The first appeared in a Fleetway magazine, and the others featured in Redan comic and the Haynes Thunderbirds manual.


  • Footage of the Transcontinental Rocket Monotrain leaving the station was also used in the Joe 90 episode Three's a Crowd.