Friday, June 24, 2011
Extension of the Monorail
ANAHEIM, Calif., May 26—DISNEYLAND MONORAIL EXTENDED—Motorists traveling along Harbor boulevard in Anaheim, Calif., get a possible foretaste of the future as a train rolls over the extended Disneyland-Alweg monorail system. More than a mile and a half of concrete beamway has been added to the line, connecting Disneyland hotel with the amusement park. The monorail is the first in the U.S. to run adjacent to a major traffic artery.
It was an exciting time for transportation and the Monorail in 1961. How I wish the Monorail had caught on nationwide, and not just in Las Vegas! Many a time when I am caught in a traffic jam, I look at the center divide of the freeway and wish that there was a Monorail overhead. Had Walt lived, I have a feeling he would have made one happen in Los Angeles at the very least.
Here are some color photos from the same time period, showing the sleek and beautiful Disneyland Monorail, back when it still held the promise of the future!
Hmmm...farmer's-tractor-type-vehicle or Monorail. Yup...I'm choosing the Monorail!
I'm digging the vintage autos, too!
Oh, to ride in the cone! What a treat!
Time to zoom in so we can drool over the Alweg logo!
Here's the yellow monorail speeding round the corner of the Matterhorn, with the Skyway floating overhead:
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