Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Disneyland Railroad 1950's Medley



While scanning one image, I realized there were a few more that I had yet to post, all from the 1950s, and all showing the Disneyland Railroad. Let's begin with the earliest one, which hails from September 1958. The banner over the entryway hails the recently opened Columbia sailing ship and the Grand Canyon Diorama. In addition, we can see the Disneyland News stand, as well as two Disneyland Guide Book Salesman/Boys. This is the same job that started a young Steve Martin on his show business career!



A 1958 interior view of one of the passenger cars:



And two interior shots of the recently opened Grand Canyon Diorama. First is from 1958:



This one is from October 1959:



A shot of the Main Street Train Station from November 1959:



A closeup of the Kalamazoo Handcar:



The last one for today is undated, and shows the E.P. Ripley pulling into the station. In the background is the parking lot, which eventually disappeared to pave the way for Disney California Adventure.



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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The parking lot and simple main entrance will always be a treasured memory. KS

Major Pepperidge said...

Wonderful photos, for some reason the black and white train interior really makes me smile.

The Disney Dudebro said...

Wow! The train cars actually look like train cars. Would be neat if the trains these days had the same type of cars. But I guess the new ones provide greater seating capacity.