Monday, March 28, 2011

November 1962: Riding The Monorail



Today in the digital age, it's possible to take a few hundred shots and not think a thing about it. Back in the olden days, each shot was a precious commodity that cost money in both film as well as developing. This particular batch of photos stamped from November 1962 seems rare as it appears to document a trip on the Monorail, starting at the Disneyland Hotel Monorail station. I’ll take one of those cocktails, please!

Here you can see the train leaving the Main Street Station, with the cattle and excursion cars pulling up the rear.



Coming into Tomorrowland, the Monorail circles around to get a view of the Matterhorn and Skyway.



The refreshing cool blue water below beckons to guests to brave the Submarine Voyage and all of its liquid space mysteries.



Last shot shows the guests exiting down the Tomorrowland Monorail Station ramp.



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7 comments:

Thufer said...

Excellent Monday morning trip on the 'Highway in the Sky'.

Connie Moreno said...

Those were great! I love that first one - would make a great addition to my screen saver!

Katella Gate said...

That picture of the excursion car train is priceless, the park's changed so much the shot can't be reproduced today.

A Snow White Sanctum said...

Really like that shot of the train leaving the Main Street Station.

Major Pepperidge said...

Like everyone else, I really love that unusual shot of the train.

fuzzhead said...

They look so happy!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Ditto about that train shot, took me a minute just to figure out where and how! I miss the speed ramps!