Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Viewliner, August, 1958

I had a request the other day for any shots I might have of the shortlived Viewliner, so todays’s post is honoring that request, and my apologies ahead of time for the fact that these aren’t the best of shots. However, hopefully their rarity will make up for that fact. These were taken from one of the Disney Railroad Trains, and I have included a shot of the one they were most likely taken from; anybody able to identify which one this is? Also—fun to notice the Train’s awning in the left-hand corner of the first picture.

See more vintage Viewliner photos at my website.


Major Pepperidge said...

These are awesome, Dave! There appears to be three tracks visible (one to the extreme right edge). Could it have been one track for the DLRR, one for the Viewliner, and then a spur line for a train that needs to fill up with water? And I am pretty sure the train in the 3rd photo is the C.K. Holliday.

DisneyDutchman said...

Wow!! Thank you so much Dave. Pictures of the Viewliner are so hard to find. In doing some internet research it is reported that there are two different colors of the Viewliner one Salmon Red (as you have pictured) and a blue one that I have never seen in any photos. Hey Major - the third track pictured is part of the Viewliner circuit. The tracks do a sort of figure eight with the Viewliner going in the opposite direction when it reaches that portion of the rail.
Thanks again Dave!!

Matterhorn1959 said...

Great set of images. I like the images from the train. And Major you are correct, that is engine #1 the C.K. Holliday (you can see the number plate on the front.) Years ago, one of the first E-Ticket issues did an article on the Viewliner. Also, there is a large section on the Viewliner in the Nickel Tour book.