Friday, September 28, 2007

CoxPilot Collection, July 1955



CoxPilot has gone to great lengths to scan these rare images that he shot personally in July 1955. Although some are a little blurry, their rarity and subject matter more than make up for it. First is an image of the Ticket Area, showing Passenger Cars at the Main Street Train Station. Moving into the park in Town Square, we have a nice shot of Main Street, taken from the steps of the MS Train Station.

Here’s one of CoxPilot, in front of the MS Cinema, back when they used to show silent movies (Mabel Normand’s in this photo).



Taking the Horse-Drawn Trolley down Main Street, we end up at the Plaza Apartments:




And at the end of Main Street stands Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, complete with white swans.





Naturally, we go to Adventureland and board the Jungle Cruise next:



In Frontierland, we have 2 of the Mark Twain:





An overview of Fantasyland:



Welcome to Tomorrowland!



LOVE this image of the Clock of the World:



Final image for this set is the TWA Moonliner:



A HUUUUUUGE thanks to CoxPilot for allowing us to see photos from his personal collection! See more vintage (and current) Disneyland photos on my regular website.




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5 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Nothing like seeing a big bunch of photos from July '55. I would have stretched this out to at least two or three posts!!

Matterhorn1959 said...

Great images and thanks to CoxPilot for sharing your images with us. I know you have commented on all our blogs with your memories of working at Disneyland in the 1950s and 1960s. I appreciate the first hand history.

Stub Winged Bilge Rat said...

What a great collection of photos. I really love the one of the Clock of the World. Thanks for sharing these with us CoxPilot !

Merlinsguy said...

these shots are incredibly nostalgic. Thanks so much CoxPilot!

Cox Pilot said...

Just wanted to say to everyone that Dave has done us all a great favor in posting ALL the wonderful photos (not just mine). Fantastic work Dave! I couldn't be more pleased, and grateful, to see my photos published. This is turning into a virtual tour of old Disneyland. How wonderful to visit the past in such a visual way.