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"In science fiction one can say a great many things that are unpalatable, because it's expressed as science fiction you can slip it past their defenses."
- Frederik Pohl

Monocab  
  A single compartment monorail car.  

The monocab entered a long tunnel at the base of one of the domes. Sadler had a glimpse of great doors closing behind them - then another set, then another. Then there was the unmistakable sound of air surging around them, a final door opened ahead... It gave Sadler quite a shock to look through the window and see people walking around outside without spacesuits.
From Earthlight, by Arthur C. Clarke.
Published by Del Rey in 1955
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